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Police: Woman walked 2 hours for help after being robbed, beaten

Anthony Romano, 23, facing charges

EAST UNION TWP., Pa. - Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a brutal beating and robbery in Schuylkill County.

State police in Fracksville said Anthony Romano, 23, of Shenandoah, and an unknown female drove a woman to a remote area, robbed and beat her up, then left her there.

According to a police report, it happened between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials said Romano punched the woman in the face several times and repeatedly hit her in the head with a metal object.

Then Romano stole money, an iPhone, and tablets from the woman while his accomplice held her down, police said.

The two then fled by car, leaving the woman bleeding with head wounds, officials said.

State police said the woman walked for about two hours until she found a house near Girard Manor and Phineyville roads. The residents called police and the woman was taken to the hospital for her injuries.

Shenandoah police found and arrested Romano Saturday. He is facing aggravated assault, robbery and other charges.

He is being held at Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 straight bail.

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