Man arrested for string of robberies in Harrisburg, police say

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.