Harrisburg Police searching for robbery suspect

Harrisburg Police are searching for Purpose Mills, 21, the suspect of an early morning robbery.

Officials say around 5:25 a.m. Tuesday, a 62-year-old male was approached by Mills in the area of North 3rd and Verbeke Streets in the city.

Police say Mills asked the victim for money, then punched him in the face before fleeing the area. Later, police say it was determined that the suspect stabbed the victim in the face.

A knife was recovered in the area, police say.

Police are still searching for Mills, anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Officer Paula Trovy at 717-255-3158 or email ptrovy@cityofhbg.com to reach City detectives.

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