Police: York City man used gun in robbery
- A York City man is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint earlier this month.
- Marcus Johnson, 20, was part of a trio who committed the robbery, police said.
- Johnson remains in York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
A York City man is accused of robbing someone at gunpoint last month.
Police say Marcus Jeramia Johnson was among a trio of people who assisted in the robbery.
Johnson, 20, of the 600 block of East Princess Street, is charged with robbery, attempted simple assault and theft.
Allegations: Johnson was with two other people when he lured a victim to the 600 block of East Market Street at about 11 a.m. Sept. 4, York City Police aid.
When the person arrived, the three held the victim at gunpoint and threatened the victim, according to charging documents.
Johnson allegedly struck the victim several times, which police say caused injuries. Police say Johnson also hit the victim in the head with a pistol.
Johnson and the other two took the victim's cellphone, wallet and bank card, and demanded his PIN for the bank card, documents state.
The two other suspects went to another location and withdrew money from the victim's bank account, charging documents allege.
The two other suspects are not named in charging documents.
Charges were filed for Johnson on Monday, Sept. 25, and he was arraigned on them that night.
He was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Other robbery: The alleged Sept. 4 robbery occurred just two days before another robbery, in which police say two men also forced a man to give them his bank card and PIN.
Khaliph Miller, 25, and Nehemiah John Davis, 22, are both accused in that robbery.
Both Miller and Davis are listed as living at the same address as Johnson.
Police say Miller and Davis lured a man into the area of the 600 block of East Market Street at about 5:20 p.m. Sept. 6.
They allegedly held him at gunpoint and made threats to him, then forced him to go to the M&T bank at 800 E. Market St., police said. They forced the man to withdraw $500 from his bank account, police said
The two also drove him to the Members 1st Federal Credit Union in Springettsbury Township and made him withdraw $4,000 from his bank account, court documents state.
From there, they took him to Sneaker Villa in York City, where police say he was forced to purchase $750 in clothing.
Davis then gave the victim's bank card and PIN to his girlfriend, Monica Shaleese Bethea, police said.
Bethea, 19, also of the 600 block of East Market Street, is accused of withdrawing $910.50 from the victim's account, according to court documents.
The three were arraigned on the charges Sept. 15. Miller and Davis were remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $75,000 bail. Bethea remains in York County Prison in lieu of $40,000 bail.
Johnson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at District Judge Linda Williams' office.
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