Teen faces 11 aggravated robbery counts

Staff report


A Mahoning County grand jury indicted a 17-year-old on 11 counts of aggravated robbery Thursday.

Manny Zarlengo, who has addresses listed in court documents on either Lucius or Tod avenues, was indicted for a series of robberies last October.

Zarlengo was taken into custody June 25, county jail records show. Court documents show he does not turn 18 until Nov. 2.

The indictment alleges that Zarlengo robbed a Dollar General store Oct. 4; a Family Dollar store Oct. 8; a Taco Bell on Oct. 12; a Subway restaurant Oct. 17; and a McDonald’s on Oct. 18.

The indictment does not list addresses for the stores. Detectives could not be reached for comment late Thursday afternoon. Four of the counts stem from there being four customers in the Subway; three of the counts stem from there being three customers in the Taco Bell and two of the counts stem from there being two employees or customers in the Dollar General store.

All of the counts have a specification attached that Zarlengo used a firearm while committing the robberies.

The maximum penalty for aggravated robbery is 10 years in prison and for the firearm specifications, three years.

Zarlengo will be arraigned early next month before Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin.

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