WILKES-BARRE — A clerk at Hazle Mart has reported another robbery there, Luzerne County 911 has confirmed, making it the second in two days and the fifth in three months at the beleaguered convenient store.
The report was called in at 9:13 p.m. Thursday. One city police officer was on-scene a minute later and others were en route.
Robberies were reported there on Jan. 17, March 17, March 25 and Wednesday. Clerk Mohammad Masud said on Wednesday the same man committed all of the robberies. Each time, he made off with a couple hundred dollars and Kool cigarettes. In the first robbery, the thief took a pack of Kools; in each of the others, he took a carton.
Further information on tonight’s robbery was not yet available.
First posted at 9:28 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014.