Police identify suspects in robbery/burglary of Harrisburg cell phone store

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Police have identified three suspects in a strong armed robbery and burglary of a Harrisburg cell phone store. The suspects allegedly robbed the same store twice.  The first incident happened at around 5:45 in the evening on May 8. Three young men entered the Boost Mobile Store  in the 1000 block of North 3rd Street.  They pretended to be interested in buying a cell phone.  Without warning, one suspect punched a store clerk in the face. Two suspects grabbed armfuls of packaged cell phones and a third took cash from the register. They ran out the door. The clerk suffered a lacerated lip and contusions.


A little more than a week later just after midnight on May 19, police were called to a burglary at the same store.  Workers at a neighboring pizza shop said that three men broke into the store. One pizza shop employee tried to stop the suspects as they fled with stolen merchandise. He tripped one, but they got away. No one was injured.

The owner of the store reviewing surveillance video recognized the men as the same suspects who robbed the store on the May 8th.   Investigators searched a vacant house in the 400 block of Muench Street and found numerous packing materials from the stolen cell phones.


Thanks to information from family and citizens, investigators identified 19 year old Willie Barnes, 18 year old Tre Williams, and 18 year old Jovon Hymon, all of Harrisburg. Barnes and Williams were arrested and sent to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of bail.  Jovon Hymon is still being sought. Police believe he may be hiding somewhere in the Uptown section of the city.  He is being urged to surrender.  Charges against the three men include Robbery & Conspiracy and Burglary & Conspiracy.