A Millvale man who had been wanted since March after failing to appear for trial on theft and robbery charges was arrested today by Allegheny County sheriff's deputies.
Wayne Devine Jr., 30, was arrested without incident after deputies received a tip that he had been staying at his mother's house in Natrona Heights and would be driving to an address on Washington Boulevard, a news release says.
Mr. Devine, who was on the sheriff's office's top 20 most-wanted list, was arrested in October in connection with a robbery attempt at a BP convenience store on Evergreen Avenue in Millvale and the subsequent theft of speakers from a car.
There was no indication that a weapon was used in the Oct. 7 robbery, during which a masked man wearing blue latex gloves entered the store and commanded the clerk to open the cash register, said Lt. Jack Kearney. The suspect left without any money after the clerk locked himself in a bathroom and called police.
Mr. Devine was identified as the robbery suspect after he was seen carrying a stolen speaker up the stairs to his wife's apartment the next day.
Police investigating the speaker theft found clothing matching that worn by the convenience store robber, including blue jean shorts with orange and white logos and a blue bandanna, on the floor of the apartment.
Mr. Devine told police "he consumed roughly seven Xanax pills the prior evening after arguing with his wife" and didn't remember anything afterward.
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