SHAMOKIN — A man who police have been pursuing for the past 24 hours in connection to robberies in Sunbury and northern Dauphin County has been captured in Shamokin.

The apprehension took place about 3:45 p.m. today in the area of Claude E. Kehler Community Park.

Nathan Alan Neidig, 33, of 612 N. Seventh St., Sunbury, was taken from the scene by state police.

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

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

State police announced Neidig had been identified in two additional 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 allege.

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

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