SHAMOKIN — A man wanted in connection with three Independence Day robberies in Sunbury and northern Dauphin County was captured Thursday afternoon in Shamokin.

There was a strong police presence in the area of Arch and Fifth streets near Claude Kehler Community Park around 3:45 p.m. as Nathan Alan Neidig, of 621 N. Seventh St., Sunbury, was placed in the back of a state police cruiser.

Police said they had learned through their investigation that Neidig was hiding out in a Shamokin residence. He was taken into custody without incident.

Sunbury Cpl. Bradley Hare filed charges Thursday with Magisterial Judge Michael Toomey which include two counts of felony robbery and one felony of aggravated assault for allegedly robbing Turkey Hill, 501 N. Front St., with a large knife and hitting the store clerk’s hands with it.

He faces eight felony charges from state police, including three aggravated assault, one robbery, one criminal attempt and three terroristic threats, in addition to five misdemeanors and two summary counts.

Hare said Neidig along with an unidentified female entered the store around 3:27 p.m. and fled the scene with $104.63 from the register.

State police announced Neidig had been identified in two addition robberies, the first of which occurred only three hours later.

At 6:31 p.m., Neidig allegedly displayed a 12-inch-long knife in a sheath at the Lisi-Shell gas station at 202 W. Market St., Gratz, and demanded cash. He fled on foot and no money was reported missing.

Police responded to a robbery at the Family Dollar, 662 Main St., Lykens, around 8:31 p.m. Employees told police Neidig had a knife and removed approximately $110 in cash from the register before fleeing on foot.

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