Accused robber Kevin David Lund hardly said a word Thursday morning as he faced District Judge James Carn during his arraignment on charges of committing three armed robberies in the city in a six-day period
Police have accused the 24-year-old probation violator with holding up employees at Hoby's Hoagies and Pizza Restaurant at 1229 W. Fourth St., the Moon Mart Convenience Store at 1421 High St. and the Panda Chinese Restaurant at 335 Rose St.
Lund was nabbed Tuesday night within 30 minutes after the robbery at the Chinese restaurant. He was found hiding under a parked vehicle behind the 500 block of Cemetery Street.
Police said an estimated $200 was taken from the hoagie shop on Oct. 10 while an estimated $300 was taken from the convenience store three days later.
When an employee at the Chinese restaurant refused to give a knife-wielding robber money, the bandit "reached over the counter top, grabbed the register off the counter and fled the business, ripping the power cord right out of register," Agent Trent Peacock said in an affidavit.
An admitted heroin addict, Lund, of 1406 Memorial Ave., confessed to committing all three robberies and told investigators he did them "to support a drug addiction," Peacock said,
At the time of his apprehension, Lund was automatically committed to the Lycoming County Prison on a probation violation. He is on probation for fleeing and eluding,
Following his arraignment on a total of 16 counts, including robbery, theft and possession of an instrument of crime, Lund was recommitted in lieu of $250,000 bail.