Middlesex Township Police

A 17-year-old boy was charged as an adult last week after an armed robbery in Middlesex Township.

Jacob Michael Pittsenbarger of Carlisle, was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment in relation to the Aug. 27 incident.

Middlesex Township Police said in an affidavit that they were called for a report of a robbery at 10:24 p.m.

The victim identified Pittsenbarger as one of the men who held him at gunpoint, according to the affidavit. The man told police he had made arrangements to meet with Pittsenbarger that night, and they met briefly earlier but he left after Pittsenbarger told him he was meeting up with friends to beat someone up, the affidavit said.

The victim said he was contacted again by Pittsenbarger to come back to Country Manor trailer park, and they met up around 10 p.m.

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According to the affidavit, after the two talked for a little bit in the victim’s car, an unknown white man with curly black hair got into a rear seat of the car and placed a gun to his head. When the victim asked Pittsenbarger about it, he said the teen told him he was being robbed and drew a handgun from inside of his waistband and pointed it at him, according to the affidavit.

With both men pointing guns at him, and one telling him “Don’t do anything stupid. I don’t wanna shoot you,” the victim was told to clean out his pockets, the affidavit said.

The suspects stole about 1 ounce of marijuana, as well as $400 in cash that he had in the center console of his vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Pittsenbarger was arrested, though there is no information about the other man or a third suspect Middlesex police mentioned in the affidavit.

Pittsenbarger was arraigned Aug. 28, and bail was set at $90,000, which he was unable to post. He remains in Cumberland County Prison, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 4 in front of Magisterial District Judge Jonathan Birbeck.

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