Wilkes-Barre City Police filed the following incident report concerning a robbery occurring on Tuesday, March 25, at 3:16 a.m.:
Officers responded to Turkey Hill at 170 Hazle Street on report of a robbery where the victim stated a B/M [black male] and B/F [black female] entered the store and demanded the register be opened. When the victim complied the male grabbed the paper money from the register drawer as well as the handset from the telephone and ripped it from the cord taking same with him. There was no reported weapon displayed or any threats of same. The female is described as 5’11” tall with medium build wearing gray sweat pants with a white stripe and a dark hoodie pulled up over her head. The male is described as 5’11” tall, thin build wearing white sneakers, blue jeans, a dark hoodie pulled up over his head and a blue puffy down jacket. No further information is available at this time.
According to the Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch Coalition Facebook page the timeline of events looked like this:
3:16 a.m. Turkey Hill reported a robbery
3:20 a.m. Police were on scene
3:24 a.m. The investigating officer radioed the Hawkeye command center to ask what either of the two cameras located at the intersection of Hazle Street, High Street, and South Wilkes-Barre Boulevard captured, in an effort to determine in which direction the robbers fled.
3:25 a.m. A response was broadcast: “Negative on Hawkeye.”
The Independent Gazette dispatched emails to both city administration spokesperson Liza Prokop, and Deputy City Administrator Greg Barrouk, also vice-president of Hawkeye, seeking more information on what may have transpired, resulting in neither one of the two cameras — located just a few feet from the store — being able to captured anything of value on the morning of the robbery. As of the time of printing, neither email had been returned.