Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Latoyra Lorenz Campbell, 32, accused of robbing man outside the Brickhouse Tavern.
Easton police say a city patrolman foiled a robbery soon after it happened outside a West Ward bar earlier this month. Latoyra Lorenz Campbell, 32, is accused of robbing a man of $200 and ripping a gold necklace from his neck outside the Brickhouse Tavern on May 9. According to court records, Officer Jamie Luise spotted Campbell soon after the robbery, and saw her moving her hand inside her jacket pocket. He told her to cross the street and come talk to him – and to remove her hand from her pocket. Campbell “did not comply with my verbal direction and continued to move her hand inside of her jacket in which she appeared to be concealing something,” Luise writes. He again ordered her to remove her hand and come talk to him. This time she …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Police say two Exxon employees were tied up by masked robbers Monday morning.
The robbers came in before dawn, wearing masks. They pistol-whipped one clerk, got the other to open the register, and then tied up both women. That's the account Wilson police give for what happened early Monday at the Square One Exxon on Northampton Street. According to police, two women were working at the station around 3:30 a.m. when it was robbed by a pair of men, both wearing masks. One robber chased one of the clerks down, hit her with a handgun, and then tied her up. The second robber jumped over the counter, got the cashier to open the register, and then tied her up as well. It's not clear how much cash they got away with. The robbers were tall, thin and wearing masks and gloves. The employees refused medical treatment, police …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Police are seeking two teenagers in strong-arm robbery on 19th Street.
Police in Wilson are looking for two teenagers who attacked and robbed another boy along 19th Street Monday afternoon. According to police, the boy, a Wilson resident, was walking near 19th and Butler streets around 4:45 p.m. when two teens approached him. One of them grabbed his backpack and ran off. Police say the victim chased after the thief and caught up with him at 19th and Filbert streets. At that point, the thief punched the boy in the face several times. During the attack, his accomplice picked up the backpack and ran off, heading east on Butler Street. The attacker ran away as well, heading north on S. 19th Street. According to police, the robber who punched the boy was white, 16-17 years old, with light facial hair, piercings in…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Pharmaceutical company says it will give $2500 to whoever helps catch men who robbed Wilson CVS last month.
Wilson police have offered a reward for anyone who helps them find the men who robbed a borough pharmacy last month. Police and the group Crime Stoppers -- with funding from the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma L.P., -- are offering $2,500 for information leading to the arrest According to police, officers got a call about an armed robbery at the CVS at 15th and Northampton streets around 1:20 a.m. on January 28. Workers in the store told police one man -- who carried a black handgun -- demanded narcotics from the pharmacist, while his accomplice rounded up the other workers and hearded them back to the pharmacy. After getting what they came for, the men ran, heading into Easton. Police say it's not clear how much the men stole. Police…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Two robbers forced a man into an alley in Easton Friday evening
Easton police say two robbers forced a man into an alley near the 500 block of Reynolds Street and took his iPhone and cash around 6:20 p.m. Friday. The victim described the robbers as Hispanic and in their early 20s; one was about 6 feet tall and wearing a white-hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Det. Snyder at 610-250-6637.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Two men held up on Northampton Street Saturday night, police say.
Easton police say two men were robbed at gunpoint in the city's downtown Saturday night. According to police, the robbery happened around 9:50 p.m. near N. Union and Northampton streets. The men, ages 18 and 21, told police they were robbed in a building in that area, with the robber taking $60, a debit card, a state ID card and a Social Security card from the 21-year-old victim. Police say the robber, who carried a handgun, took $20, a debit card, a state ID card and a cell phone from the other victim. The gunman was a black male, wearing dark gray sweat pants and a black hooded sweatshirt, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-250-6639.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Taharka Senghor Jr. and Teron Hawkins -- both 18 -- charged with robbing South Side home at gunpoint.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Two 18-year-olds were in the middle of committing an armed robbery on Easton’s South Side Friday night when the daughter of one of the victims started crying in another room, according to city police. The mother, who had been hiding in a locked bedroom with another adult before the gunmen broke down the door, went into a hallway to console her child. The mother was accompanied by the man with the gun. He displayed the weapon – a black revolver -- in front of the child, the records say. The gunman, who earlier threatened to kill the adults, ordered the mother to place the “kids” back in their room. Another female child was in the house, the records say. No shots were fired, and police caught the fleeing 18-year-olds nearby, also recovering …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Surveillance picture shows man suspected of robbing the King Mart last month, and then fleeing on a bicycle.
Easton police have released a surveillance photo of a man they say robbed a South Side corner store last month, and then fled on a bicycle. The robbery happened on the night of October 23, with a man walking into the King Mart on W. St. Joseph Street and threatening a worker with a black handgun. Police said the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and some Newport cigarettes, and then drove away from the store on a bike. Anyone who knows who the man is can call Inspector Daniel Reagan at 610-250-6796.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Daryl Hines, 51, charged with stealing an Xbox and iPhone at gunpoint.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
An Easton man was jailed for allegedly committing an armed robbery Wednesday night on the city's South Side. Darryl Hines, 51, of 110 E. Nesquehoning St., is charged with aggravated assault, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, and driving with a suspended license. According to city police, Hines and a 17-year-old boy committed the robbery in Hines' neighborhood, stealing an Xbox and an iPhone at gunpoint. The victim was able to identify the boy, and he and Hines were arrested on the 1100 block of Washington Street a short time later. Both Hines and the teenager were incarcerated, police said.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Easton police have released surveillance photos of a car they think is tied to weekend robberies.
Easton police have released surveillance photos of a car they believe is connected to a pair of robberies in the city's downtown. The photos -- taken by Centre Square surveillance cameras -- show a car traveling south through the traffic circle. Police believe the car is a Volvo sedan. On Saturday night, two men robbed a pair of people along Bank Street in downtown Easton. In one of the robberies, one of the robbers fired a shot at a man who tried to follow them, police said. Police have said the two men likely also robbed a girl in Wilson the same night, and may be connected to a hold-up in Forks Township last week. In both the Easton and Wilson cases, the suspects matched the same description: The gunman was a shorter, heavy-set black …