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UPDATE: Police arrest suspected serial robber

Updated: Wednesday, October 16 2013, 06:56 PM CDT
Reported by: Donna Kirker-Morgan

According to Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed, the suspect in Tuesday night's robbery at an Upper Allen Township Subway has been arrested.

Freed says the suspect, James Borwegen, 30, of Carlisle, is also charged for several other robberies that happened over the last few days on the West Shore. "We were able to get a potentially dangerous person off the streets," Said Upper Allen Police Chief James Adams.

On Tuesday night, employees at the Subway store on the Gettysburg Pike, reported that a male, dressed in a black hoodie and a mask entered the restaurant, pointed a handgun at them and fled the store with money from the register and tip jar.

The suspect fled the store on foot. Police officers nearby noticed a vehicle leaving the area driven by a male, matching  Borwegen's description.

After further investigation, a search warrant was served at Borwegen's home and vehicle on Wednesday morning. His name was a name police knew all too well. James Borwegen was convicted of killing his 13-year-old neighbor in 2000.

A loaded .45 caliber black handgun was found in the car, which matches the description of the handgun used in the robbery. Police say there was other evidence in the car.

Borwegen was arrested at the scene by Upper Allen Police and taken to Cumberland County Prison.  He is charged with robbery, simple assault,
theft by unlawful taking, persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and firearms not to be carried without a license.

In 2001, Borwegen was convicted of third degree murder for the death his neighbor.  He was sentenced to 7-14 years in prison for that conviction.UPDATE: Police arrest suspected serial robber


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