Dauphin County robbery suspect arrested in Shamokin


Police arrested a man wanted for a knifepoint robbery and an attempted robbery in northern Dauphin County on Wednesday.

Nathan Neidig, 33, of Sunbury, was taken into custody Thursday after he was found hiding in a Shamokin home, state police said.

Investigators say Neidig held a large knife when he demanded money from the Lisi-Shell gas station in Gratz around 4:20 p.m.

Employees kept him away from the cash register and he fled with no money.

About two hours later, police said Neidig used the knife to steal about $110 from the Family Dollar store in Lykens.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

Police said Neidig was identified through surveillance video and a photo lineup presented to the gas station employees.

Neidig is charged with felony counts of robbery, attempted robbery, aggravated assault, and terroristic threats. He also faces charges of simple assault, theft, attempted theft, and harassment.

He is in Dauphin County Prison on $150,000 bail.

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