A Harrisburg man faces another set of robbery charges, this time out of Lower Allen Township, in connection to what police say was a string of bank robberies in Cumberland County throughout the year.
Aaron Devon Johnson, 29, was charged with robbery and theft by unlawful taking, as well as two counts each of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person in connection with a Lower Allen incident that occurred in February.
Township police reported last week that the charges stem from an armed robbery at Americhoice Federal Credit Union at 433 S. 18th St., at 9:17 a.m. Feb. 15. Police said the suspect in that case had a handgun in his hand and pointed it at tellers as he approached them at the counter.
The suspect had eventually turned away with arms full of money and ran out of the building, police said.
Police said similar robberies occurred in the county on Feb. 22, July 12 and July 31.
A witness provided a description of a silver Chevy Equinox as a possible get-away car, and an investigation led to Johnson being developed as a suspect, according to police.
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Another robbery occurred on Aug. 19 in East Pennsboro Township, and police said Johnson’s Equinox was spotted in the area. Officers from East Pennsboro Township got into a vehicle pursuit when Johnson failed to stop.
The pursuit ended in Harrisburg when Johnson wrecked the vehicle, according to police. Johnson was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.
A number of charges were filed in various municipalities in Cumberland County after Johnson’s arrest in East Pennsboro Township. East Pennsboro police charged him with robbery and fleeing police, and those charges were waived to higher court last month.
Johnson was arraigned on Aug. 22 on charges of robbery, simple assault and theft by unlawful taking in connection with a July 31 incident out of Hampden Township. Those charges were waived to higher court last month.
Camp Hill Borough Police filed charges last week of robbery, terroristic threats and theft by unlawful taking, stemming from a July 12 incident. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on those charges Wednesday.
Johnson was arraigned last week on the Lower Allen charges, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 25. In Lower Allen, bail was set at $50,000 cash, which he was unable to post, though he has remained in Cumberland County Prison since the first set of charges in East Pennsboro, where bail had been set at $200,000 cash.