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Police allege Latrobe man used butcher knife to rob 2 stores

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Latrobe man is accused of robbing two Unity stores where police said he brandished a butcher knife and demanded money.

Russell Bernard Schaming, 46, of Depot Street, faces charges in incidents at Beatty Market and at Subway Restaurant, according to state police at Greensburg.

On Sunday evening, a man armed with a butcher knife entered the Subway along Route 981 and told employees to open the cash register, police said. He took about $300 and ran toward Route 30, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The next day — Christmas Eve — a man entered Beatty Market along Route 30, pointed a knife at employees and demanded money, police said. Police took Schaming into custody a few miles away.

He had with him about $700 and a butcher knife that matched the description of the weapon used at Subway, police said. Schaming's physical characteristics match those described in the Subway incident.

In the Beatty Market incident, Schaming faces charges of robbery, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property.

In the Subway incident, he faces charges of robbery, theft and simple assault.

Schaming was in Westmoreland County jail Thursday in lieu of $20,000 straight bond for each incident. A preliminary hearing will be held Jan. 7 in front of District Judge Michael R. Mahady.

 

 
 


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