Last updated: October 20. 2013 7:44AM - 4860 Views
JON O’CONNELL joconnell@timesleader.com

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BERWICK — A homeless man was arrested Friday after an alleged car-jacking spree in which he ordered victims to get money from their bank accounts for him.

Borough police arrested Noah F. Bomboy, 31, who allegedly threatened his victims with a box cutter on three occasions this week in Berwick.

• On Thursday evening, police were called to a reported armed robbery at the CVS pharmacy along North Market Street. Two females told police Bomboy got in their car and, while threatening them with a knife, told them to go to the bank for money. At one point, one of the victims ran from the car and Bomboy fled, police said.

• Early Friday morning, Bomboy flashed a knife and told his third victim to let him in the car outside the YMCA along West Third Street. The victim refused and the two got into a scuffle, which left Bombay’s victim with a cut on his arm, police said.

• A few hours later Friday, Bomboy again climbed in a car in the Weis Market parking lot along Chestnut Street, flashed his knife and told his victim to get him money, police said.

After Bomboy got the money, he told the victim to drive him to his “dealer’s house” along Route 11.

Local police from several municipalities, state police and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department went on a manhunt. They found Bomboy in Salem Township and arrested him, police said.

Bomboy was charged with more than a dozen counts including kidnapping, theft, and stealing a car. He is also charged with simple assault and was held at Columbia County Jail for lack of $2.05 million bail.

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