NANTICOKE — City police have charged a Newport Township man in connection with a convenience store hold-up last month.
Joshua Love, 30, was arrested by following investigation of a June 23 armed robbery of the Turkey Hill Mini Mart at 460 West Main St.
Love was charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, terroristic threats, simple assault and two counts of robbery.
As reported following the incident, officers responded to the store shortly before 4 a.m. on June 23. They were told Love entered the store and jumped over the counter holding a kitchen knife, demanding the clerk hand over money from the cash register. He then allegedly fled onto Alden Road.
Love was arraigned late Tuesday by District Judge Joseph Spagnuolo Jr. in Plains Township and held in Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been set for July 18.
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