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Woman reports being robbed near W-B bar

September 02. 2013 2:10PM

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WILKES-BARRE — A woman reported being robbed on South Main Street near a bar on Sunday night, police said.

The 22-year-old woman from Wilkes-Barre whom police did not identify told them she was walking on South Main Street in the area of the Susquehanna Ale House around 10 p.m. when she was approached by a tall, black male wearing a blue t-shirt with “NYC” in rhinestones on the front who asked her if she had any money.

When the woman told the man she did not, the suspect said he had a knife. The victim then handed the suspect the money that she did in fact have.

The woman reportedly walked away and did not see where the suspect went. She told police she then proceeded to the Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center on East Market Street to call 911, as she was previously attending a function at the establishment.

The woman told police she believed there were three other unknown people with the robber that she was unable to describe.

Police said a check of the area by officers for possible suspects proved fruitless. And an officer on stationary patrol in the immediate area of the reported crime did not witness any of the actions reported, police said.

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