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Joshua Correll charged in 2012 robbery attempt

Published On: Jul 09 2013 04:16:08 PM EDT

Joshua P. Correll was arrested Monday for an attempted strong arm robbery in October at the Dollar General Store in Blakeslee.

The 32-year-old former Albrightsville resident was arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police with the assistance of Pocono Township police.

Police report attempts to locate Correll were unsuccessful until recently, when police learned he was in Scottsdale, AZ. Police made the arrest when the suspect returned to the area.


According to police, during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, the suspected entered the Dollar General Store and took an item to the check-out. When the cashier opened the cash register, the suspect attempted to steal money from the cash drawer. The employee was able to foil the robbery attempt and the suspect, later identified as Correll, fled.

On Monday, Correll was charged with two felonies -- theft and criminal attempt at robbery -- and taken to the Monroe County Correctional Facility.