NEW CASTLE, Pa.— New Castle police have arrested a suspect, wanted for a spree of robberies including last
week’s hold-up at the Huntington Bank in New Wilmington.
Police say 22-year old Eric Barbati faces charges for at least four robberies in three local counties.
According to NCPD, officers responded to a robbery at Market 24 Service Station on E. Washington Street on Sunday. They identified Barbati as a suspect and went to his New Castle home. That’s where they say he arrived 10 minutes later wearing the same clothing as the man involved in the service station robbery.
Investigators searched his home and found clothing used in prior robberies in Hermitage, New Wilmington and New Castle.
Police said Barbati admitted to carrying out a series of robberies that began in late August.
He remains in the Lawrence County Jail on parole violation.
Barbati faces charges of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia charges.
Police say charges are pending for the bank robberies in Hermitage and New Wilmington.