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Suspect arrested in armed robbery

Published November 17. 2011 05:01PM

One of three suspects wanted in a home invasion armed robbery in Monroe County has been arrested.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Alex Vigo, 35, no address given, has been arrested in connection with an incident that occurred on Monday, Nov. 14, about 4:36 p.m.

Police said at the time and date stated three men forced their way into 302 Victoria Drive, in Tobyhanna, and confronted a 22-year-old male, who was home alone at the time. They forced the victim, who was not identified by police, into a bedroom and put a gun to his head. One of the suspects was disguised with a fake wig and a black bandanna over his face.

Police said the suspects then forced the victim to the floor while they robbed him of money, jewelry and other valuables. During the robbery one of the suspects' gun went off and the three then fled the home. The victim was not injured.

Vigo was apprehended on Tuesday, police said, and was arraigned on a charge of robbery and related offenses and committed to the county prison in Snydersville in lieu of $25,000 straight cash bail.

The other two suspects remain at-large. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 895-2400.

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