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Armed robber holds employee hostage

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Police need help identifying a man who robbed a local Family Dollar Store around 7:30 p.m. on Dec, 5.

The unknown masked man entered the store on the 800 block of S. Front Street armed with a large kitchen knife.

The suspect held one employee hostage while another employee was forced to empty the register.

An undisclosed amount was taken from the register.

Police believe this is the same person responsible for similar incidents in surrounding areas of Harrisburg and Swatara Twp.

Any one with information is urged to contact Steelton Police Department 717 939 9841 or Det. Troy Elhajj or telhajj@steeltonpa.com.

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Tips can be submitted through the Crime Watch website or by calling Dauphin County Dispatch at 717-558-6900.

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