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Two plead gulty to three-county crime spree

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 30 2013 02:12:00 PM CDT
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. -

Two former New Jersey residents pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in multiple armed robberies of stores and businesses in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon counties between December 2011 and February 2012.

Tysheed Hargrove, age 20, also known by the street-name “Sincere,” formerly of Newark, admitted to 11 counts of interference with commerce by robbery and aiding and abetting.

Jose Nunez, age 20, also known by the street-name “Skillz,” also formerly of Newark, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting Hargrove in seven robberies.

 Hargrove admitted to robbing the following places:

*Convenient Mart, 51 West Juniper Street, Hazleton, on December 21, 2011;

*Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on December 24, 2011;

*Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on January 5, 2012;

*Turkey Hill, 800 Alter Street, Hazleton, on January 6, 2012;

*Turkey Hill, 800 Alter Street, Hazleton, on January 10, 2012;

*Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 30-32 Center Street, Tamaqua, on January 20, 2012 ;

*Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 146 South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on January 26, 2012;

*Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on January 29, 2012;

*Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on February 3, 2012;

*Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville, on February 3, 2012;

* Fegley’s Mini-Mart/Dunkin Donuts, 30-32 Center Street, Tamaqua, on February 5, 2012.

Nunez pleaded guilty to aiding Hargrove in the following robberies:

*Convenient Mart, 51 West Juniper Street, Hazleton, on December 21, 2011;

*Turkey Hill, 70 Station Circle, Hazle Township, on December 24, 2011;

*Unimart, Route 940, Foster Township, on January 5, 2012;

*Fegley’s Mini-Mart, 146 South Kennedy Drive, McAdoo, on January 26, 2012;

*Wawa, SR 940, White Haven, on January 29, 2012;

*Turkey Hill, 205 Claremont Avenue, Hometown on February 3, 2012;

*Unimart/Exxon, 541, Altamont Boulevard, Frackville on February 3, 2012;

The two pleaded guilty before Magistrate Judge Karoline Mehalchick in Wilkes-Barre, who ordered that pre-sentence investigations be conducted by the U. S. Probation Office.

Sentencing will be scheduled at a future date before Senior United States District Judge Richard P. Conaboy.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Pennsylvania State Police, and numerous local law enforcement agencies, including the Hazleton, Tamaqua, McAdoo, Kidder Township, Rush Township, and Nesquehoning Police Departments and the Luzerne County, Schuylkill County, and Carbon County District Attorney’s Offices.