Two Arrested In Meadville-Area Convenience Store Robbery

April 15, 2014
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Officials of several law enforcement agencies have arrested a second man suspected in Friday morning’s armed robbery at a convenience store near Meadville.

U.S. Marshals, state and local police, and officials from the Crawford County Sheriff’s office say they arrested a man they identified as 21 year-old Bradley Whitslar in a wooded area near Meadville early Monday evening.  Whitslar was to face charges filed by the State Police.

On Saturday, officials had arrested 19 year-old Allen Austin, from Pittsburgh, in the same case.

The two suspects are accused of robbing a convenience store on Route 322 in Vernon Township at about 2:30 AM Friday.  Two cashiers who were on duty said two men, one holding a silver handgun, demanded and were given money, and fled the scene on foot toward Meadville.

Whitslar and Austin were both committed to the Crawford County Jail.

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