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Police investigate rash of knife-point robberies in Lower Paxton Township

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Photo of suspect in Turkey Hill Robbery (Credit: Lower Paxton Twp. Police)

LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP (WPMT)-Police are investigating a string of knife-point robberies committed in Lower Paxton Township on Tuesday.

The first robbery occurred around 3:09 a.m. at the Turkey Hill located along the 4800 block of Union Deposit Road. According to police, a man entered the store and grabbed the female clerk and threatened to stab her unless she gave him the money. The man took off with an undisclosed amount of money and a carton of cigarettes.

Then around 4:11 p.m. a woman living in the 500 block of Hastings Drive reported that a man broke into her home and threatened her with a knife.  The man ran away after the woman screamed at him, police said.

Officers were called to Advance Auto, 5410 Allentown Boulevard, around 8:40 p.m. for an attempted robbery. A store clerk told police that a man pulled out a knife and demanded money. The employee attacked the suspect and wrestled him to the ground. The suspect was able to escape without any money.  Police said the robber’s Pittsburgh Pirates ball cap fell off during the melee. He is described as a heavy set male wearing a blue sweatshirt and dark shorts.

Investigators  are working to determine if any or all of the incidents are related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-657-5656.