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Juan Acevedo-Green (left) and Michael Shannon (right)

HARRISBURG, Pa.–Two men are facing charges after police say they forced their way into 93-year-old man’s home in Harrisburg on Tuesday night and robbed him of his wallet.

Juan Acevedo-Green, 25, and Michael Shannon, 29, both of Harrisburg, are each charged with robbery and criminal conspiracy to commit robbery. Shannon is also charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The elderly victim told police that two men, later identified as Acevedo-Green and Shannon, followed him into his home along 1100 bock of Green Street on Tuesday night and demanded he hand over his wallet.  The victim told investigators one of the robbers was holding a gun.  After the robbers fled with his wallet, the man’s wife called 911.

Later that same night, Harrisburg police spotted Acevedo-Green and Shannon  in the 1700 block of Susquehanna Street. The pair matched the description of the robbery suspects. According to police reports,  one of them was in possession of two BB guns, and the other was seen dumping a wallet down a drain.

Both men were arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 2.