A pair of Cumberland County men were arrested for an alleged armed robbery during a power outage in Newberry Township last week.
Majok Henry Majok, 23, of 4707 Linden Ave. in Mechanicsburg, and Tre Laquan Easter, 18, with a last known address in the 400 block of Garden Drive in Mechanicsburg, are accused of injuring two people during the robbery at a trailer during a power outage July 9, police say.
The pair face robbery, simple assault, unlawful restraint and related charges, according to court records.
What happened: Darren Robinson and his girlfriend, Peyton Kopp, were sitting on the porch of their trailer in the 2000 block of Red Bank Road during a power outage when, about 2 a.m., Majok and Easter approached.
Easter pulled out a handgun, which turned out to be a BB gun, and ordered Robinson and Kopp to hand over money kept in a lock box, according to Easter's charging documents.
As Robinson attempted to open the lock box inside the trailer, Easter allegedly hit him with the gun and the two also got involved in a struggle, documents state.
In the meantime, Majok took Kopp to a bedroom where he pushed her onto a bed and held her down, covering her mouth with his hand. Kopp was able to bite his hand and scream, but Majok covered her face with a pillow, documents state.
Easter and Majok made off with $500 from the lock box, $30 from a wallet, and Kopp's cellphone, valued at $550, documents state.
After Majok and Easter fled, Robinson, who suffered facial injuries, and Kopp, who had bruises on the side of her face, went to the Newberry Township Police station for help.
Arrested: Easter and Majok were arrested at Majok's home Friday.
During an interview with police, Majok said Easter had asked for a ride to the trailer to buy marijuana but stopped at a store along the way to buy the BB gun.
Majok admitted to holding Kopp down and using the pillow to keep her quiet. He also admitted to stealing the cellphone, documents state.
Now Majok is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, simple assault, unlawful restraint, theft and receiving stolen property, his charging documents state.
Easter faces charges of two counts each of robbery and simple assault and single counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary, prohibited possession of a firearm, theft and receiving stolen property, documents state.
According to court records, Majok is in Cumberland County Prison on charges filed in that county.
Easter is in York County Prison on $50,000 bail, having been arraigned Monday on the robbery charges.
It is unclear if either man has retained an attorney.
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