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Harrisburg Boy ,16, Charged As Adult In 2nd Armed Robbery In 10 Months

Zakai Anderson
Zakai Anderson Photo Credit: Lower Paxton Township PD

A 16-year-old boy is being charged as an adult after allegedly committing a second armed robbery in less than 10 months, according to court documents.

Zakai Anderson, 16 of Harrisburg, was most recently arrested after forcing his way into a victim's home on the 100 block of South Lockwillow Avenue and tried robbing them at gunpoint around 2:45 p.m. on April 25, township police said.

He reportedly fled when he was spotted by a second resident of the home was seen he fled but was arrested later that day after being identified by a victim.

Police are attempting to identify a second suspect described as a black male, in his teens, and wearing all black.

Anderson was charged with Robbery and Conspiracy to commit Robbery -- the same offenses he faced in 2020, authorities said.

The previous incident of attempted armed robbery involving Anderson took place on the 2300 block of Kensington Street prior to a shooting that left a girl, 16, with a serious gunshot wound, according PennLive.

Anderson was released in June on $25,000 bail and the case was closed following the arraignment, additional details have not been made public in that case, according to court documents.

He was being held in Dauphin County Prison without bail because, “Danger to society, juvenile probation. Weapons involved,” as stated in court documents.

Anderson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 12th at 2:30 p.m.

Lower Paxton Township Police are continuing to investigate this most recent case.

The suspects were seen entering a gray Honda Accord and then fleeing the area. The gray Honda Accord was reportedly operated by a white female.

If anyone has information on this incident contact Det. Jeff Corcoran at 717-657-5656 ext. 1140 of jcorcoran@lowerpaxton-pa.gov.

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