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Nanticoke Man Faces Robbery Charges

November 14, 2018 GMT

EDWARDSVILLE — A Nanticoke man is facing robbery charges after police said he shoplifted razors and pushed a loss-prevention officer on his way out of Kmart. Police said loss prevention observed Kyle Benjamin Garbett, 33, of 409 Alden Mountain Road, walking around the store at 18 Mark Plaza on Monday afternoon with two pairs of pants and three sets of razors in a cart. Surveillance video showed Garbett putting the razors into his jacket before leaving the cart with the pants behind and exiting the store, police said. A loss-prevention officer confronted Garbett outside the store, but he pushed her and ran to retrieve a backpack from behind the Long John Silver’s, police said. However, a second-loss prevention officer was waiting for Garbett at the levee, and Garbett then agreed to return to the store, police said. Garbett was found in possession of the stolen razors as well as a hypodermic syringe and three packets of heroin, police said. Garbett was also wanted on a warrant from Lackawanna County, police said. Police charged Garbett with robbery, retail theft, harassment and drug possession. Magisterial District Judge James J. Haggerty arraigned Garbett on the charges Tuesday morning and set his bail at $5,000. Garbett was being held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 21. Contact the writer: jhalpin@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2058