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Man wanted for Swatara Township armed robberies

Photo Credit: Swatara Township Police Department

Photo Credit: Swatara Township Police Department

 

SWATARA TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WPMT)- Police are searching for a man who they believe is responsible for two armed robberies that occurred just hours apart in Swatara Township.

The first robbery happened on Monday around 8:55 p.m. along the 3200 block of Sycamore Street. According to police reports, a taxi driver picked up a man from the Amtrak station in Harrisburg and drove him to Sycamore Street. When the taxi stopped, the suspect pulled out a gun and held it to the cabbies head while demanding money. The suspect took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The next robbery happenedĀ  around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Turkey Hill located along the 2800 block of Paxton Street. The man pulled out a gun and demanded money from the store clerk. He got away with about $100 in cash and a pack of cigarettes, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, late teens or early 20s, between 5’8″ to 5’10” in height. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black ball cap with writing on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-564-2550.