May 8, 2018

Service station robbery suspect arrested


WAYMART – State police say they have the suspect who robbed a convenience story early Sunday and assaulted the clerk.

Rachel Byrd, 26, of Carbondale, was arrested without incident at her home Monday.  Police said tips several from citizens led them to the suspect.

Byrd entered the Uni-Mart Exxon at Routes 6 and 296 in Waymart Borough at about 3:20 Sunday morning.  She allegedly struck the clerk with a baton, displayed a gun, then bound the clerk with duct tape. She then took money from a register and safe then fled on foot.

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