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Surveillance Video Helps Nab Black Friday Burglar

MOOSIC — Police in Lackawanna County credit a Newswatch 16 viewer with helping them catch a suspected thief.

Moosic Police said Robert Ellis, 34, of Scranton, is one of two men who broke into a mini-mart on Birney Avenue on Black Friday.

A surveillance picture of the heist aired on Newswatch 16 and that’s when police received a tip saying Ellis was the culprit.

On top of the burglary charge, authorities said they found heroin and cocaine in the man’s vehicle when they arrested him during a traffic stop late Wednesday night.


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