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Two men arrested on robbery charges

WILKES-BARRE – Two city men were arrested for robbing man under the South Street Bridge on Thursday, police said.

Police said Elmer Geiger, 40, of Grant Street, and Jeremy Adams, 24, of Sylvanus Street, were charged with robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Matthew Gannon told police he was drinking beer with other people under the bridge at about 11:35 a.m. when Geiger and Adams began to assault him. Gannon told police they took his wallet.

Police said Gannon sustained injuries and was treated at an area hospital.

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