Man arrested after attempted robbery in broad daylight

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UPDATE: Police have released the name of the suspect accused of attempting a robbery Friday morning.

Kevin Jenkins has been charged with robbery, theft, simple assault, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and resisting arrest.


One man is behind bars after an attempted robbery in broad daylight.

The incident happened just before 10 a.m. in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Eyewitnesses said the male suspect was walking down South Franklin Street. Police said he was looking for a target.

The suspect then attempted to rob a 78-year-old man, who was pushed to the ground.

Police responded within minutes and caught the suspect at the corner of West Northampton Street and South Main Street.

The victim was checked out by EMS at the scene.

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