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2 arrested after robbery, indecent assault in Harrisburg

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a robbery and indecent assault incident in Harrisburg.

On Jan. 13 around 4 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Green and Hamilton Streets on a report of a robbery involving three victims, two males and a female.

The victims said that they were walking to a home in Midtown when they were confronted by two robbers dressed in black clothing, ski masks and gloves and armed with handguns. The robbers demanded their valuables.

One of the male victims tried to fight off the robbers but was struck in the face with a handgun. He suffered contusions and abrasions to the face and head. The robbers searched the three and took money, cell phones and identification.

One of the robbers placed his hand inside the female victim's pants as he searched her and fondled her. The robbers then left the scene.

As the victims were telling the officers what happened they saw the robbers cross the street about a block away and pointed them out to the officers.

Several officers gave chase. The robbers ran, then split up. Officers chased one through several backyards and over fences. That man, later identified as 21-year-old Ayon Coleman of York, was found 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.  

Other officers checked homes in the area and were called by a man from the 1400 block of Penn Street. He told officers that he awoke when he heard a noise in his home and got up to check. He was confronted by a man who appeared from a second floor bedroom.

The man had apparently crawled in through a bathroom window, claiming that he had just been assaulted and was hiding from the people who attacked him. Both men saw that several people with flashlights were outside.

The home owner told the man that he'd go downstairs and get rid of the people. That is when he went out and summoned the officers.  The home owner was not harmed.  

That suspect, identified as 20-year-old Daryl Parker, also of York, was found in the home and taken into custody.

The officers recovered a handgun, holster, extra ammunition, two jackets, ski mask and some of the victims' property.

Both Coleman and Parker face numerous charges including robbery, carrying a firearm without a license and prowling. Parker was also charged with criminal trespass. Coleman, identified as the man who assaulted the female victim, was charged with indecent assault.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-255-7298 or 717-255-3114.

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