October 9, 2018

Attempted carjacking in supermarket parking lot


HAMILTON TWP – A Tobyhanna man successfully fought off a man who tried to rob him and steal his car.  It happened last Friday night in the Giant Food parking lot in Bartonsville. 

According to state police reports, the 29-year-old victim pulled into the parking lot and was confronted by Travis Koehler, 34, of Gilbert, who displayed an airsoft pistol, a non-lethal weapon used in games.  The victim escaped and ran into the supermarket.

Koehler fled but was captured without incident a short time later.

Koehler is charged with aggravated assault, robbery and other crimes.  He is in the Monroe County Prison in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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