Update: 2 Armed Robbers arrested in separate incidents
Harrisburg, PA – After a bank robbery was reported at 3rd & Reily Streets earlier this week, a string of armed robberies has haunted neighbors in the Midtown section of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The bank robbery was committed by a known suspect, however no further information has been made public by the Harrisburg or State Police about the armed robberies this weekend.
Friday night at 5:33 pm, robbery with threat of immediate serious injury was reported at Penn & Reily Streets. Harrisburg and State Police responded Friday evening and several locations were being investigated in the nearby area, as well as an overall heavy police presence being reported throughout the Engleton section of Midtown in the early evening hours of Friday.
An eyewitness found themselves directly involved in the police activity when riding with their family in a vehicle near 2nd & Kelker Streets. They were struck by a suspect’s car who was fleeing State Police. There were no serious injuries in the crash. It was later revealed that the suspect, who was quickly apprehended by police at the scene, was wanted for homicide.
The Police activity was also reported Friday evening on Green Street by a resident who published a post on Facebook.
Police responded on Saturday in the area of the laundromat at 2nd & Calder Streets, and reportedly a group was dispersed from loitering there.
💯 In recent weeks other robberies have been reported in Midtown at Green & Hamilton, and on Capitol & Verbeke Streets.
💯 Another attempted robbery was reported at 11pm on 12/16/2017, Saturday night at Al’s Cafe on Susquehanna and Verbeke Streets.
💯 Police have been searching for a suspect in a string of armed robberies using a knife in and around Harrisburg. The incidents may be unrelated.
💯 Overnight Thursday near 2300 4th Street, just a few blocks north of Midtown, a victim was shot in an uptown home after answering a knock at the door.
💯 On twitter, a citizen reports hearsay of a shooting overnight Saturday in Harrisburg.
I cominted about the police station that they are going to build. Good idea but let’s look at all the crime around our city it’s everywhere and something needs to be done about it. I was born and raised here and when I was coming up we had crime but not to this extent. A lot of people will no come their home after a certain time of the night or day. For instance I was at my mother’s apartment around 2:00 pm. When I left to go home I spotted a car that I never seen before in the parking lot I called my mom and told her to not open her If she heard a knock. So I sat there until that person go out the car. That person did go see a relative. I called my mom back and told her everything was all right. My mom told me she got up from her favorite chair and got in the bed and covered her head under the blankets that’s how scared she was. This do need police station at the lot at 6th and maclay street as well on the hill section. But they have to be police presence 24 hours a day.