Harrisburg man charged in robbery spree

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Adam Mendes

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. – During the course of a two week period Susquehanna Township Police investigated armed robberies at each of these locations:

– Kentucky Fried Chicken, 3800 block of Walnut Street

-Dominos Pizza, 2000 block of Linglestown Road

-Dairy Queen, 3800 block of Walnut Street

On all three occasions a male suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money.   The suspect also wore similar clothes and acted in a similar manner.  A vehicle possibly driven by the suspect was observed during another robbery in Cumberland County.  After the robbery at the Dairy Queen on July 7 that vehicle was stopped in Harrisburg City.

The driver was identified as Adam Mendes, 27, of the 2500 block of N. 5th Street, Harrisburg. Investigators determined that Mendes was in the area of the Dairy Queen robbery as well as the other listed robberies.  He was subsequently charged for all three crimes.

Mendes will also be facing charges for at least four other robberies in other jurisdictions. Currently Mendes is being held in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.