Two Lebanon men arrested in separate robbery, burglary incidents, police say

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  • 2023-03-14 20:56:20Z
  • By Lebanon Daily News

A 52-year-old man was allegedly involved in a robbery at a Turkey Hill convenience store Tuesday afternoon, Lebanon City Police reported.

At 1 p.m., police were dispatched to the store at the corner of 12th & Maple streets. Upon arrival, police spoke with the clerk, who said someone entered the store and asked to purchase a carton of cigarettes. Officials said in a release Tuesday afternoon that while purchasing the cigarettes the subject gave the clerk a note.

"The note informed the clerk that this is a robbery and that the suspect had a gun," Police Chief Bret Fisher said in the release. "The suspect left the store with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not injured. No gun was displayed."

Kenneth Bruce Jr., 52, was charged with robbery and terroristic threats. Bruce was transported to Lebanon County Central Booking and arraigned by District Magistrate Judge John Ditzler. Bruce is being held at the Lebanon County Correctional Facility. Bail was set at $20,000.00.

Police said the store clerk and reviewing the store's video surveillance system helped develop a description of the suspect. Bruce was located by the North Lebanon Township Police Department a short time and distance from the scene in the city.

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Burglary arrest

Police have also arrested and charged Trenton Naugle, 21, Lebanon, Tuesday with burglary, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

At 11:05 a.m., police responded to the 600 block of South 7th Street for a burglary in progress. A neighbor contacted police when they observed the Naugle allegedly break a window and enter the building.

While police were on scene investigating, perimeter officers observed a bag being thrown out of one of the windows. Seconds later, a male suspect jumped out the same window, according to police.

Naugle was transported to Lebanon County Central Booking Facility and arraigned by District Magistrate Ditzler. Bail was set at $20,000.00, and he is currently being held at the Lebanon County Correctional facility.

The investigation is ongoing for both incidents. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Lebanon City Police Department at 717-272-6611 or Crime Stoppers at 717-270-9800.

Please check back with the Lebanon Daily News for updates.

Matthew Toth is a reporter for the Lebanon Daily News. Reach him at or on Twitter at @DAMattToth.

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