Two York City men are behind bars charged in a weekend Armed Robbery Harrisburg. It happened at around 3:55 Sunday morning in the area of Green and Hamilton Streets. Police say three people, two men, one from Camp Hill and the other a Harrisburg resident and a woman, from Camp Hill. They were walking to the home of the Harrisburg victim from the Midtown when they were confronted by two men dressed in all black, wearing black ski masks, gloves, and armed with handguns. The robbers demanded the victims valuables. One of the male victims tried to fight off the robbers but was struck in the face with a gun. He suffered contusions and abrasions to the face and head.
The robbers searched the victims and took money, cell phones and identification. One of the robbers, later identified as 21-year-old Ayon Coleman placed his hand inside the female victim’s pants as he searched her and fondled her. The robbers then walked away.
As responding Officers were questioning the victims, they saw the two robbers cross the street about a block away and pointed them out to police. Several officers gave chase. The suspects ran off and split up in different directions. After a brief chase through numerous backyards and over fences, police found Coleman hiding in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Calder Street. Officers recovered a handgun, holster, ski mask, hooded sweatshirt and some of the victims’ property.
While checking homes in the 1400 block of Penn Street. officers were approached by a homeowner who said he was awaken by a noise. He had gotten up to check and was confronted by a man who appeared from a second floor bedroom. The man had apparently crawled in through a bathroom window. The man claimed that he was just assaulted and was hiding from the people who had attacked him. Noticing several people with flashlights outside, the homeowner told the man that he’d go downstairs and get rid of the people.
After the homeowner related his story, officers went into the house and took 20-year-old Daryl Parker into custody. Police recovered a handgun, holster, extra ammunition, two jackets, ski mask and some of the victims’ property.
Charges against both men include: Robbery & Conspiracy, Indecent Assault, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number, Person Not to Possess Firearm, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession of Instrument of Crime. In addition Coleman was charged with Indecent Assault involving the female victim. Parker was also served with a warrant for Simple Assault and Protection from Abuse Violation from June of 2012.