PARIS – A judge will determine how long a 23-year-old man should spend in jail for robbing a Big Apple store and stealing from a home, both in Mexico.

Joshua Ryan Pollis of 21 Sun Valley Circle in Mexico pleaded guilty Thursday in Oxford County Superior Court to robbery, theft and criminal mischief in connection with the store incident. Another charge of robbery and one of theft were dismissed.

Pollis was charged with stealing a cash register and the clerk’s purse from the store last January. He was stopped by officer Dean Benson of the Mexico Police Department and other people at the store after trying to leave the scene in a car.

According to Benson, Pollis said he had been using cocaine before the incident. At the time of his arrest, he had a total of six outstanding warrants from Oxford, Androscoggin and Cumberland counties, as well as Coos County, N.H.

Pollis also pleaded guilty Thursday to burglary, theft, forgery and violation of conditions of release in connection with stealing a checkbook, camera and other items from a Mexico residence in November 2007. He was charged after it was determined he used his identification to verify a stolen check at Wal-Mart.

Charges of receiving stolen property and violation of conditions of release in a third case were dismissed.

Pollis will be sentenced June 26.


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