NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) – New Castle police have arrested a suspect they say was responsible for two robberies Tuesday.
At 4:03 p.m., officers were sent to a robbery at the Market 24 Convenience store on E. Washington Street. The suspect ran away before the officers got there.
The second robbery happened at 6:32 p.m. at the Cascade Express on Cascade Street. Police said the same suspect handed the clerk a note, saying he had a gun and demanded money.
Investigators say they were able to identify the suspect as 24-year-old Noah Hazy.
Detectives set up surveillance units in the area of Oak Leaf Gardens apartment complex looking for Hazy, where they arrested him around 11:20 p.m.
Police said Hazy admitted to committing both robberies.
He faces robbery, theft and receiving stolen property charges and is being held in the Lawrence County Jail pending arraignment.