Homeless Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Agent

March 24, 2014

A York County, Pa., homeless plan pleaded guilty to robbing a real estate professional at knifepoint after a showing. Gregory Knaub, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of unlawful restraint and robbery in the incident that occurred in 2012.

Knaub had contacted the agent wanting to view homes for-sale in the area. The female agent met Knaub at a home for sale, in which a home owner was also present during the showing, police reported. But when the agent returned to her car, Knaub entered the passenger side of the car and threatened the agent with a steak knife, police said. 

The agent had told police that Knaub demanded money from her and forced her to drive to an ATM to take out $20. The woman was able to soon after jump out of the car and contact police.

Police later discovered Knaub hiding in a creek. Knaub remained underwater as police approached, but as soon as he came for air, police arrested him.

Knaub will be sentenced April 28. He could face up to 26 years in prison.

Source: “Man Guilty of Robbing York County Real Estate Agent,” The Associated Press (March 22, 2014) and “Prison Expected for Man Who Held York Real Estate Agent Against Her Will During Robbery,” Yorkdispatch.com (March 21, 2013)

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