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Truck Driver Robbed At Gunpoint at Pennsylvania Rest Area Restroom


Three men robbed a truck driver in the restroom at a northbound Interstate 81 rest area in Pennsylvania.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Lackawanna rest area, near Clarks Summit, at exit 202.

WNEP reports that the three suspects entered the restroom as the truck driver, Edwin Goettee, 62, was washing his hands.  “One of the men pulled out a gun and told the person to empty his pockets.  Police said the robbers then directed the victim to go into a stall or he would be shot.  The robbers then took off,” WNEP reported.

Goettee told The Times Tribune that he left his valuables in his truck, so the men didn’t get away with much.

“I always leave my phone and wallet in the truck,” he said. “My brother-in-law got robbed like that at a rest area. They took his rings, wallets, watch and everything.”

The suspects are said to be in their 20s to 30s, approximately 6′ tall, with “stocky” builds.  They may have left the rest area in a dark-colored car with a “loud exhaust.” At this time, no further suspect information has been released.

According to The Times Tribune, Goettee was “oo nervous to get a good look at the men.

Earlier this month, a man was robbed by two men at knifepoint at an Interstate 80 rest area.

The incident occurred on Sunday, September 7, at the eastbound I-80 rest area near Mount Pocono.

If you’re in the area, please be mindful of your surroundings.


The Times Tribune



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