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2 men tried to steal motorcycle from Camp Hill dealership

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Hassan Coleman (Left) and Akira Edwards (Right)

CAMP HILL, Pa.–Two men were arrested Tuesday after police say they used a stolen identity  in an attempt to steal a new motorcycle from a Camp Hill dealership.

The incident happened at Yamaha of Camp Hill located along the 3800 block of Hartzdale Drive.

The dealership contacted police Tuesday after a man used a fraudulent ID from Ohio to get financing for a new motorcycle. Employees notified authorities that the man said he would arrive at the dealership around  4p.m. to pick up the motorcycle.

When the man showed up at the dealership around 6:50 p.m., employees contacted police and reported the suspect and another man arrived in a U-haul van to pick up the merchandise.

Police responded to the scene and arrested Hassan Coleman, 29, of Teaneck, New Jersey.  The suspect driving the van spotted police and drove off. Officers stopped the van in the 3500 block of Hartzdale Drive. The driver, identified as 33-year-old Akira Edwards, of Bronx, New York, was taken into custody.

Coleman is charged with theft by deception, attempted theft by deception, identity theft and tampering with public records.   Edwards is charged with attempted theft by deception, fleeing or attempting to elude police, flight to avoid apprehension and numerous traffic violations.

The men were arraigned and taken to Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 and $25,000 bail respectively.

 

 

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for both Coleman and Edwards on Aug. 17.