WB man charged with Turkey Hill armed robbery

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — A city man was arrested on charges he robbed a Turkey Hill store with a large hunting knife early Friday.

City police said Theodore Sepkoski, 25, of Dillon Street, was captured by a Plains Township officer after a foot chase that ended on Mayock Street at about 4:30 a.m.

According to a criminal complaint:

A store clerk told police a man wearing a black hat and a light colored hooded sweatshirt entered the store and approached the counter while holding a large hunting knife. The man, later identified as Sepkoski, tapped the knife on the counter saying, “Give me the money, sir.”

After getting cash, Sepkoski said, “Thank you,” and left.

Police set up a perimeter in the area and spotted Sepkoski on railroad tracks in the area of Brogan Street.

Sepkoski ran and was captured after being stunned by a Taser.

Cash, a black hat, gloves and a hunting knife were found on Sepkoski.

He was arraigned by District Judge Richard Cronauer in Wilkes-Barre on a single count of robbery. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000 bail.

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By Ed Lewis

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