Taylor Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - A man is facing armed robbery charges after several hold ups Friday night..

According to Taylor police, around 10:58 Friday night, Anthony Brown walked in to the Price Chopper on Main Street in Taylor with a gun.

Police say Brown entered the store saying "this is a hit" and ordered five customers to get on the ground and empty their pockets and demanded cash from the cashier.

Police arrived on the scene and began to give Brown commands which they say he ignored. Police say Brown then took off and began trying to gain access to homes on Kennedy Boulevard in order to flee from police.

Police arrested Brown, where they found $230 in cash on him and discovered the "gun" he had was a pellet gun.

Brown also admitted to stealing $30 from the Red Carpet Inn in Scranton.

Brown is behind bars this morning.


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