Police respond to reports of multiple robberies in Berwick

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BERWICK, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV)UPDATE: According to Kenneth Strish, Berwick Police Department Chief of Police, Gilbert Renn was identified as the suspect from both robberies and he was secured into police custody without incident

He was charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possessing instruments of crime, two counts of simple assault, and one count of terroristic threats.

He did not post bail was taken to Columbia County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22nd.


State and local police responded to reports of multiple robberies at businesses in Berwick.

Kenneth Strish, Berwick Police Department Chief of Police confirmed to Eyewitness News that officials responded to a reported attempted armed robbery at Boyer’s IGA and later an actual robbery at Rite Aid. The department then responded to an incident involving a firearm being brandished.

Strish says one male is in custody for the robberies but all three incidents are still under investigation. Officials have not yet determined if the incidents are connected.   

This is a developing story and Eyewitness News will bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

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