PLYMOUTH – One man is in custody after an armed robbery at a downtown store Friday afternoon.
Police Chief Myles Collins said a man walked in to Today's Treasures, 10 E. Main St., brandished a knife and grabbed a display case containing numerous watches and rings.
The man fled the store heading east on East Main Street and was apprehended later on High Street, Collins said.
Larksville and Edwardsville police departments assisted Plymouth police. The suspect was expected to be arraigned this morning, Collins said.
WILKES-BARRE - City police are investigating a robbery in the parking lot at Uni-Mart at East Northampton and South Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday night.
Police said a woman was walking through the parking lot when she was approached by two men on bicycles at about 10:40 p.m.
She claimed one of the suspects aimed a handgun at her and demanded her purse. He grabbed the purse and rode away east on Northampton Street with the other suspect, police said.
The woman fell to the ground and was not injured.
She described the suspect that took her purse as a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, a tattoo of a cross on his left side and a tattoo of tear drops on his right side, and wore a white hooded sweatshirt.
The other suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin build and wore a green baseball hat and a red shirt.
WILKES-BARRE – A Nanticoke man faces several charges after he allegedly used a hammer to smash his way through a door and into a Wilkes-Barre home and threatened to kill everyone inside.
City police said they received a call from Clement Sosnak, of 324 E. Union St. at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday to report that Lee Antonik called him and threatened to come to the house and kill everyone.
Officer Bryan Kata said he called Sosnak just after 8 p.m. and, while talking with him, heard glass shattering and Sosnak told him Antonik was smashing out the back door witndow with a hammer.
As Kata was approaching the house, he saw Antonik walk away from the residence, cross the street and toss a hammer into some bushes. Kata retrieved the hammer and placed it into evidence.
Sosnak told police Antonik had called him just before Kata called him and Antonik told him he was "going to kill every one of them including your son. I'm going to slit your throats and bust everyone's head in."
Antonik, 36, of Miner Street in the Wanamie section of Nanticoke, was charged with three counts each of simple assault and making terroristic threats, two counts of stalking and one count each of burglary and criminal mischief.
He was arraigned before District Judge Andrew Barilla and, unable to post bail, was lodged at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.