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By ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com



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The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that two former New Jersey residents pleaded guilty today before Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Wilkes-Barre and admitted to participating in multiple armed robberies of stores and businesses located in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon Counties between December of 2011 and February of 2012.


According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Tysheed Hargrove, 20, also known by the street-name Sincere, formerly of Newark, admitted to 11-counts of interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting.


Specifically, Hargrove admitted to robbing the following institutions:


• Convenient Mart, 51 West Juniper Street, Hazleton, on December 21, 2011;


• Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on December 24, 2011;


• Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on January 5, 2012;


• Turkey Hill, 800 Alter Street, Hazleton, on January 6, 2012;


• Turkey Hill, 800 Alter Street, Hazleton, on January 10, 2012;


• Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 30-32 Center Street, Tamaqua, on January 20, 2012;


• Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 146 South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on January 26, 2012;


• Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on January 29, 2012;


• Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on February 3, 2012;


• Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville, on February 3, 2012; and


• Fegley’s Mini-Mart/Dunkin Donuts, 30-32 Center Street, Tamaqua on February 5, 2012.


In addition, Jose Nunez, 20, also known by the street name Skillz, and formerly of Newark, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Hargrove in the following seven robberies:


• Convenient Mart, 51 West Juniper Street, Hazleton, on December 21, 2011;


• Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on December 24, 2011;


• Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on January 5, 2012;


• Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 146 South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on January 26, 2012;


• Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on January 29, 2012;


• Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Avenue, Hometown on February 3, 2012; and


• Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville on February 3, 2012.


They’ll be sentenced at a later date by U.S. Judge Richard Conaboy.

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