PITTSTON TWP. – Police arrested Michael Rubino, 28, of Pittston, and Crystal Rodriguez, 28, of Nanticoke, at approximately 6 p.m. Friday at Walmart on Route 315.
Police said Rubino was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Pittston police related to burglary charges and a warrant from Larksville police related to drug paraphernalia and other charges. Police said Rodriguez had an outstanding warrant from Larksville police in connection with the same incident.
Walmart contacted police after Rubino and Rodriguez allegedly attempted to purchase electronics with checks that were possibly stolen, police said.
HAZLETON – A man and woman reported that they were attacked and robbed at the corner of Third Street and Alter Street at 10:54 p.m. Friday, police said. One of the actors punched the male victim in the mouth, knocking him to the ground while the other took the female victim's money, police said.
The attackers were described as a Hispanic male approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black pants and glasses, and a black male approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black pants. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Hazleton police.