A Shelocta man who admitted to robbing a pizza shop in fall 2013 violated conditions of his parole and is now incarcerated in the Armstrong County Jail again.
Robert Beskid, now 31, was sentenced in April by Armstrong County President Judge Kenneth Valasek to serve up to two years in the Rayburn Township jail facility after robbing Fox’s Pizza Den along Route 422 in Plumcreek Township at the end of September 2013. He pled guilty to the crime the month before
Beskid was credited with 193 days in jail already – about six months -, and was also ordered to refrain from entry into the pizza shop, to serve 15 hours of community service and undergo a urinalysis along with attending Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
In the initial affidavit of probable cause, State Police Trooper Gary Zurn said the victim at Fox’s Pizza Den reported seeing Beskid with his face covered in a bandage, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and demanded money from the register. When the victim didn’t move fast enough, Beskid reportedly continued to use profane statements.
Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana County found the dark-colored minivan – which turned out to be a green 2005 Dodge Caravan – at a BP gas station.
Stolen money – which was reportedly taken since both Beskid and his wife were “dope sick” – was found in the center console of the van.