Wilkes-Barre Store Robbed Six Times

WILKES BARRE — A convenience store in Wilkes-Barre was robbed Sunday morning for the third time in just five days.

It was around 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday when a person entered Hazle Mart, marking the sixth robbery at the store.

Bob Kadluboski from Wilkes-Barre said he saw the commotion on Hazle Street and tried to chase the robber.

The witness said he followed the man down Hazle Street and believes the person is about 5’8″, was wearing dark clothing and had a weapon.

“I took pursuit with my vehicle. I saw him and tried to get him to stop. He bounced off my fender on McLean Street. He got up and fled. Once he fled, I tried to chase him. He turned around and had a weapon in his waist band. I tried to chase him as far as they could and they then dispatched a call out after several minutes,” said Kadluboski.

Neighbors said there was police activity on McLean and Luzerne streets.

Wilkes-Barre police said they did interview someone about Sunday’s robbery. That person was released and no one is in custody.

Police also said there was no surveillance video.

The employee who was behind the counter at the time of the robbery declined to comment to Newswatch 16. But, according to information provided by Wilkes-Barre Police, the cashier believes the robber is the same person who robbed the store before.

Police said the robber got away with cash along with Kool cigarettes and Palermo cigarettes.

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