Two in custody in gun-point robbery in Shamokin
SHAMOKIN - Two juvenile suspects are in custody following an armed robbery Sunday evening in Shamokin.
Police were called into action after a report of someone being robbed of their cell phone at gunpoint at about 9:13 p.m. The theft was believed to be in connection with several vehicle break-ins on Eighth and Rock streets.
Officers engaged in a foot pursuit with both suspects before taking one into custody in an alley between The News-Item and Center City Apartments, while the other was taken into custody a short time later at his home. Following the incident, an unknown-type pistol was recovered by officers in a vacant lot adjacent to EyeSense at 322 E. Independence St.
As of press time, one suspect had been questioned, while police were awaiting a Spanish-speaking interpreter to interview the second suspect.
Officers from Coal Township and Ralpho Township assisted city police.