On Tuesday, 04 11 2017, at approximately 11:39pm, the Derry Township Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel located at 610 Walton Ave Hershey, PA 17033 (Derry Township). A thin white female dressed in black pants, black sweatshirt with its hood up, grey beanie-style hat and sun glasses entered the business armed with a large knife and demanded cash. She fled the business with an undermined amount of cash. No one was injured during the incident. Pictures of the suspect were captured by the business’s video surveillance system.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Derry Township Police at 717 534 2202. Dauphin County Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward for information resulting in arrest. ###
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Subsequent to the release of the surveillance photographs, information provided to this department resulted in the arrest of two individuals responsible for the robbery of the hotel.
CHAD ALAN OLSON, age 43, of Lebanon (PA) was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Theft by Unlawful Taking. He was arraigned on 4/19/17 and released on $5,000 unsecured bail. OLSON admitted to providing vehicle transportation to the suspect shown in the surveillance photos, DESIREE NICOLE SMITH, age 39, of Palmyra (PA) immediately following the robbery. A warrant charging SMITH with Robbery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Possession of Instruments of Crime was obtained, and she was subsequently apprehended in Savannah, Georgia on 4/17/17 by the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. DTPD in concert with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office has initiated extradition proceedings for the return of SMITH to Pennsylvania. ###