Suspect charged in 6th armed restaurant robbery

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A man accused of several armed restaurant robberies in the Harrisburg area has been charged in a heist last month at the Silver Spring Diner.

Adam Mendes, 27, was charged Monday with robbery, theft, simple assault, reckless endangerment and receiving stolen property, according to Silver Spring Township police and court records.

A man entered the diner through a back door on the night of June 24, then pointed a gun at employees and demanded money, police said.

Mendes, of Harrisburg, faces charges for six other armed robberies in Dauphin County.

Susquehanna Township police said during the last two months, he robbed a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Dairy Queen in the 3800 block of Walnut Street and a Dominos Pizza in the 2000 block of Linglestown Road.

Swatara Township police charged him in a May 27 robbery at Gustoso Pizza, in the 400 block of Eisenhower Boulevard, and a July 2 heist at the 3B Ice Cream, at 4701 Derry Street.

At the ice cream shop, police said the gunman placed his pistol on a counter while he collected the money and a 3B employee grabbed the gun. The employee then chased the robber but was unable to catch him.

Mendes is additionally accused of robbing the Speedway gas station at 6821 Paxton Street on July 2.

Bail in each of the three arrests was set at $100,000.

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