Man arrested for string of robberies in Harrisburg, police say

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Benjamin Palmer

Benjamin Palmer

Police have arrested a man they believe was behind a string of robberies in Harrisburg.

Benjamin Palmer, 60, of Harrisburg,  is accused of robbing the Family Dollar on June 22 and again on July 12 , the Rite Aid on July 23 and a Hess Gas Station along the 1100 block of Market Street on July 18.

According to police reports, Palmer is facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and possession of a weapon.

He was arrested July 19 at a residence along the 1400 block of Zarker Street.

Palmer is being held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 29.

1 Comment

  • Sarah Martindale

    Robberies are always happening in Harrisburg. I once had an issue, living in the city, with burglary warnings – they were happening on my block because a lot of the older homes hadn't updated their widnow or door frames and it was easy to break the frames . I ran across this home repair tips that helped me but I mean – heads up to residents that is a real issue with older homes!

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