Police: Pair robbed York City man in home at gunpoint

Sean Philip Cotter

Police say a pair of men on Monday broke into the house of a York City man who owed them money and held him at gunpoint while they took took two video game systems and other electronics from him.

Police allege Ibn Thaddeus Amir Shakir, 25, of no listed address, and Gregory Stephen Howard, 27, of York City, kicked Robert Hagarman awake around 9 p.m. Monday in his home in the 1100 block of East Philadelphia Street, pulled out a gun, and told him it was time for him to pay the $250 he'd borrowed from them, according to charging documents.

Or else, they said, they'd "take all of his stuff and sell it," documents state. One of the men held Hagarman at gunpoint while the other and a third man started grabbing his possessions and throwing them into gym bags, police say. When they took his son's Playstation 3, he became upset, but they pointed the gun, a revolver, at him and "told him not to do anything stupid," according to documents.

Ibn Thaddeus Shakir

Police pulled over a car that Shakir and Howard were riding in a little while later in the first block of West Philadelphia Street, documents state. The pair bolted, but officers tracked them down, police say.

Officers found a revolver in the car, as well as gym bags containing two Playstation 3 consoles, DVDs, video games, and external hard drives, according to documents. Hagarman identified the items as his and Howard and Shakir as the people who stole them, documents state.

Police say Howard confessed that both he and Shakir had robbed Hagarman.

Gregory Howard

Both men are charged with robbery, burglary, illegal possession of a firearm and other related charges, and remain in York County Prison on $75,000 bail, according to prison records.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com.