Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ashland Man in Custody After Robbing Convenient Store and Elderly Man

A man is in custody after robbing a convenient store and an elderly man last week.


According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, on 11/09/17, around 7:15am, Nicholas Harman, 25, of Ashland, knocked on an 85 year old man's door in Pottsville and ask if he could use the phone.  Harman told the victim that he crashed his vehicle and his head was hurt.  While inside the victim's residence Harman stole money and car keys leaving in the victim's 2013 GMC Terrian.

On 11/13/17, around 10:45pm, Harman entered the Top Star Express in Tower City.  He told the clerk to empty the cash register and made a motion as if head had a weapon in his pocket.  The clerk told Harman that he had press the alarm to notify police.  Harman left Top Star Express and was observed driving the previous victim's truck

The truck was later recovered in Dauphin County.

Two arrest warrants were issued for Harman, first by Magisterial District Judge Plachko for theft of the vehicle and related charges, then a second arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Rossi for the robbery and related charges at the Top Star Express.

On Tuesday, 11/14/17, Harman was taken into custody, arraigned before on-call Magisterial District Judge Christina Hale and locked up in Schuylkill County prison unable to post $65,000 straight cash bail.
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