UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect jailed on $500,000 bail

MIDDLEBURG – A Lebanon County man who robbed a woman at gun point is now jailed on $500,000 bail. He’s also facing felony robbery and other charges. Court papers say 61-year-old Dave Kochel of Palmyra, was arraigned on 13 charges, including three counts of felony robbery, one felony count of aggravated assault, theft and other charges.


Selinsgrove state police tell us the incident occurred just before noon Wednesday. Troopers tell us Kochel shoved a firearm into the victim’s ribs…this while changing her infant’s diaper in her vehicle, demanding her money and wallet. The victim handed over those items but was able to identify the Kochel’s vehicle license plate and gave it to troopers. Troopers then tracked down Kochel and he was taken into custody without incident.


Kochel now sits in Snyder county Prison pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 23 at 2 p.m. in district court.

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