82-year-old man assaulted, robbed at Codorus Park

Christopher Dornblaser

An 82-year-old Hanover man was assaulted and robbed at Codorus State Park on Aug. 29, according to Chief Ranger William Hornberger.

Two men approached the man at about 4:15 p.m. in the marina area of the park, hit him, took his wallet and keys and then took the man's car, the ranger said.

He said the two men were with a dog, and the assailants asked the Hanover man a question before hitting him.

One man was described as being a light-skinned black male, 6-foot-5 and in his 20s. The other man was described as a white man, 5-foot-6, with a thin build, also in his 20s. Hornberger said their dog was a brindle-colored pit bull.

He said the two men arrived at the park in a dark-colored sedan with Maryland plates.

The car that was taken from the Hanover man is a gray 2004 Chevy Malibu with a Pennsylvania plate JCM 9134.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and is expected to be OK, Hornberger said.

The assault and robbery was an isolated incident for the park, he said.

"This is the first crime to this level I've had to deal with," Hornberger added.

Anyone with information is asked to call park rangers at 717-637-2816.

“We don’t expect it to be a trend, but we are encouraging people to be aware of their surroundings,” Hornberger said. Anyone on the trail who sees anything suspicious is asked to call 911 or the park office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser