AUGUSTA — City police arrested a Pittston woman Tuesday in connection with the June 21 robbery of The Big Apple convenience store on Stone Street.

Police also charged an Augusta man with helping the woman, after he was arrested last week in connection with a separate robbery of the store.

Jessica Morang, 37, of Pittston, was arrested on a charge of robbery, Deputy Chief Jared Mills said in a news release.

Morang was arrested after an store employee reported that a white woman had demanded money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of it, Mills said.

A security camera at the store captured photos that police released that morning. In the photos, a suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt, plaid pajama pants and sunglasses could be seen entering the store and speaking to the employee.

On Tuesday, police also charged Abraham C. Matt, a 30-year-old Augusta man, with being Morang’s accomplice in the June robbery.

Last week, Matt also was arrested and charged with robbing the same convenience store on the night of July 24. He left on foot with $90 in cash, Detective Jesse Brann wrote in an affidavit. Brann also said Matt “admitted he was a heavy narcotics user and that he had robbed the store to pay a drug debt.”

At Matt’s initial court appearance Friday, a judge set his bail at $5,000. Morang’s bail was set at $2,500, Mills said Tuesday.

Police suspect that Matt drove Morang, his girlfriend, to and from The Big Apple on June 21, Brann wrote in the affidavit.

Charles Eichacker — 621-5642

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