Serial Robbers Charged Federally
Three suspects, three counties, eleven robberies, six weeks. It was a crime spree that warranted the involvement of the FBI. On Wednesday investigators outlined the dangerous days that led up to a dramatic arrest. Now the fate of 2 men, formally from New Jersey, sits in the hands of a Federal grand jury. As for the third person involved, who is a juvenile, he faces charges in the Luzerne County Juvenile Court System. At a News conference Wednesday morning at the Hazleton State Police Barracks, U.S. Attorney Peter Smith joined members of the FBI, State Police and several local law enforcement agencies to discuss the rash of robberies in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon Counties. Investigators believe three men, all newcomers to the area, are responsible for the crime spree. The first being 19-year-old Tysheed Hargrove, also known as “Sincere”. This serial robber was caught on camera while holding up Fegley’s in McAdoo, Schuylkill County. The second man involved in the spree of robberies is 19-year-old Jose Nunez, AKA “Skillz”. Nunez was slapped with a number of charges including aiding and abetting Hargrove in seven of the eleven robberies.
The duo, along with the juvenile were arrested on February 5th after leading police on 12-mile high-speed chase. One of the officers who helped capture the wanted men, Patrolman Robert Minnick. Investigators say Minnick played a big part in nabbing the suspects. The FBI was asked by local law enforcement to get involved with the case because of the severity of the crimes and the violence involved.The bandits were caught several times on surveillance video using a gun to commit the robberies. Surveillance videos helped investigators identify the three suspects. Hargrove and Nunez remain behind bars.