Two Convenience Stores Robbed in Old Forge; Suspect in Custody

OLD FORGE -- Police in Lackawanna County believe they have the person who held up two convenience stores at gunpoint Saturday morning.

Officers said the robber had a gun and held up Sonya Mini Mart on North Keyser Avenue and Ary's Xpress Mart on South Main Street in Old Forge.

The robber went to a third store in the borough but was turned away.

After posting surveillance pictures on social media, officers said tips led them to a suspect.

According to investigators, Jeremy Ciccione of Taylor is currently in custody and police plan to charge him.

Before his arraignment, Ciccione was taken to Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton after he complained of chest pains.


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