Lower Paxton Township Police are investigating two armed robberies. The first occurred shortly after midnight Sunday morning. The victim, a township resident, says two men approached him while he was standing in a grassy area on the side of the road in the first block of Colonial Road, near the Colonial Park Mall. One of them was carrying a gun. The men demanded the victim’s backpack at gunpoint. The robbers took the backpack and ran away. The suspects are described as black males. The robber with the gun is described as being tall, weighing approximately 220 pounds, having a beard and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap. No further description of the second individual is available.
The second robbery last night occurred in the parking lot of American Freight, 6305 Allentown Boulevard, at about 8:30pm. An employee was walking to his car with the night deposit, when a male dressed in all black with a hood and a scarf covering his face and armed with a black handgun demanded the bank bag. The robber fled with the deposit bag on foot, running east on Allentown Boulevard. No further description is available.
Police say there are no indicators that these two incidents are related at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lower Paxton Township Police Department at (717) 657-5656, the anonymous Tip-Line at (717) 724-8317 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 262-3080.