One man, two juveniles charged in series Lebanon armed robberies
Police arrest three suspects in a pair of early morning armed robberies in Lebanon City on July 31. Two of the suspects face charges as adults. Nicholas Cintron, 15, Antonio Howell, 17 and Roberto Maldonado, 18, all of Lebanon are accused in the robbery of a 63 year old man along Linda Lane at about 12:30 am. The victim was punched and knocked to the ground from behind. The suspects took his cash and wallet.
The second robbery happened about a half hour later in the area of Lincoln Avenue & Weidman Street. One of three suspects displayed what believed was a handgun. When the victim said that he had no money, he was punched and knocked to the ground.
Because a weapon was used in commission of the crimes, Cintron and and Howell are being charged by the Lebanon County District Attorney, as adults. The investigation has also linked the suspects to other armed robberies.
Charges against the trio include 14 counts of Robbery, 6 counts of Simple Assault and 2 counts of Aggravated Assault. Following arraignment all three suspects were sent to Lebanon County Prison in lieu of $200,000 bail each.