Harrisburg man robbed individual the day after he was released on bail, police allege

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Kenneth Pailen

DAUPHIN COUNTY — A Harrisburg man is accused of robbing an individual the day after he was released on bail.

Police say 37-year-old Kenneth Pailen was released on January 7, three days after an incident in Lower Paxton Township that resulted in simple assault, terroristic threats and defiant trespass charges.

On January 8, Pailen was back in police custody.

Pailen allegedly robbed and threatened an individual in the area of North Progress Avenue and Walnut Street just before 1 p.m. The victim told police that the suspect was a white male who had injuries on his face and that he fled in a gray taxi cab.

Police located the vehicle in the area of 6th and Boas Streets and Pailen was taken into custody. According to police, officers recovered money that was taken during the robbery.

He has been charged with robbery and terroristic threats.

Pailen is currently in Dauphin County Prison.

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