Police arrest robbery suspect

Ber­win Stone

More than two months after re­leas­ing sur­veil­lance video of a rob­bery at a Wissi­nom­ing con­veni­ence store, po­lice have an­nounced the ar­rest of the sus­pec­ted crook.

Ber­win Stone, 21, al­legedly poin­ted a knife at a cash­ier and stole $300 from the Wawa at 6101 Har­bison Ave. on June 13. Po­lice re­leased sur­veil­lance video of the then-un­known rob­ber in late June.

On Aug. 24, a second sim­il­ar rob­bery oc­curred at the same store, when the crook poin­ted a knife at a cash­ier be­fore flee­ing with an un­dis­closed amount of cash and car­tons of ci­gar­ettes. As po­lice were in­vest­ig­at­ing that heist, a shoot­ing oc­curred nearby at the rear of the 3100 block of Levick St., po­lice said. When of­ficers ar­rived at that loc­a­tion, they spot­ted Stone, stopped him for in­vest­ig­a­tion and iden­ti­fied him as a sus­pect in the Wawa rob­bery minutes earli­er.

No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted as a res­ult of the shoot­ing. Stone was not charged in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing, but de­tect­ives later linked him to the June 13 rob­bery after re­view­ing the sur­veil­lance video.

Stone, of the 1600 block of Brill St., re­mains in pris­on in lieu of $25,000 bail while await­ing tri­al. ••

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