Muhammad House, age 18 of the 2400 block of Herr Street Penbrook, was charged Monday with robbery, two counts of theft, and one attempt theft. Since September of this year a series of thefts and at least one robbery occurred in the north east area of the Borough. House is accused of posing as a would be seller or purchaser of expensive iPhones, and then fleeing with the victims money or phone without completing the transaction. In one instance he is accused of assaulting the victim.
House was arrested Monday evening and was arraigned Tuesday morning November 14, 2017. He was released after posting bail.
There may be additional victims that have not yet made a police report. If anyone else is a victim of a similar crime in the Penbrook area please contact the Penbrook Police at 717-558-6900.