The Swatara Township, Harrisburg City and Steelton Boro Police Departments announce the arrest of Harry Khalil BRIGGS of Philadelphia who was apprehended this date and charged with nine (9) area armed robberies involving the use of a knife. A joint investigation by the involved agencies culminated in the arrest of BRIGGS earlier this morning after he robbed the Dollar General Store on Eisenhower Boulevard at approximately 8:30 a.m. BRIGGS was taken into custody following a vehicular and foot pursuit by Swatara Police officers. BRIGGS is being charged with the following armed robberies that occurred during the period 11/22/2017 through 12/18/2017:
11/22/2017 Family Dollar 400 S. Cameron Street – Harrisburg City
11/25/2017 Family Dollar 2304 N. 3rd Street – Harrisburg City
11/30/2017 Dollar General 881 Eisenhower Blvd – Swatara Twp.
12/03/2017 Family Dollar 400 S. Cameron Street – Harrisburg City
12/05/2017 Family Dollar 803 S. Front Street – Steelton Borough
12/10/2017 7-11 4811 Derry Street – Swatara Township
12/11/2017 Turkey Hill 6300 Derry Street – Swatara Township
12/11/2017 Dollar General 509 S. 29th Street – Paxtang Borough
12/18/2017 Dollar General 881 Eisenhower Blvd – Swatara Twp.
During each of these robberies BRIGGS used physical force and a large knife to threaten either customers or store employees while demanding cash from the registers. Several of the Victims had the knife held to their throats and necks during the robberies. BRIGGS is currently being held at the Dauphin County Booking Center pending arraignment on robbery and aggravated assault charges.