W-B Man Charged With Knife-point Robbery

August 24, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A Wilkes-Barre man is facing robbery charges after police say he held up a convenience store early Friday.

Theodore Sepkoski, 25, is accused of robbing the Turkey Hill Minit Market on East Main Street around 4:30 a.m.

Police say Sepkoski entered the store and pulled a large knife as he demanded cash. After getting an undisclosed amount of money, Sepkoski fled the scene, police said.

Luzerne County 911 broadcast a description of the robber as officers converged on the scene, and police spotted Sepkoski in the area, according to police.

Sepkoski ran but was caught after a brief chase, police said.

He was found in possession of the stolen cash as well as a knife that matched the description of the weapon the robber used, police said.

Sepkoski was arrested and held pending arraignment on robbery charges, police said.

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