Police Thwart Armed Robbery Attempt

WILKES-BARRE– Officers thwarted an attempted armed robbery at a mini mart in Luzerne County.

Police observed Louis Santana, 21, of Wilkes-Barre, wearing a hooded sweatshirt Monday morning inside the Turkey Hill on Carey Avenue and Division Street.

When officers approached Santana from behind, he was at the counter holding a gun. He was ordered to the ground and taken into custody.

Santana was taken to the Luzerne County prison and faces robbery and other charges.

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