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Posted on: May 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Woman Arrested for Robbery at Waymart Gas Station

HONESDALE -- A Carbondale woman has been arrested in conjunction with an armed robbery at the Uni-Mart in Waymart early Sunday Morning.

Wayne County District Attorney Patrick Robinson said Rachel E. Byrd, 26, was arrested by Carbondale Police at 3 pm on Monday. She is accused of luring the overnight clerk at the convenient store and gas station outside, bludgeoning the victim with a baton and tying his hands with duct tape.

She is also said to have flashed what appeared to be a handgun in the course of the crime. Byrd allegedly made off with about $500 in cash from the store.

After he arrest in Carbondale, Byrd was taken to Honesdael by the PA State Police, where she was arraigned before Magisterial Judge Linus Myers, who set her bail at $300,000.

District Attorney Robinson said, “The Pennsylvania State Police did a tremendous job in investigating this Robbery. The citizens of Wayne County were also very instrumental in providing numerous “tip,s” which resulted in this arrest. Finally the Carbondale Police Department did their job and made a successful arrest of Byrd.”

She is scheduled for an appearance at the Wayne County Central Court at 9 am on May 16.

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