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  • Police say Steward Wire, 41, forcibly took money from a woman's underwear in September.
  • Wire was arrested in Cumberland County, police said Wednesday.

Police say a Mechanicsburg man took hundreds of dollars from a woman's underwear during a robbery in Fairview Township.

Steward "Stew" Addison Wire Jr., 41, allegedly pulled a knife on the woman and robbed her at the Scottish Inn in September, according to police.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Fairview Township Police said Wire was taken into custody in Cumberland County.

Wire, who had not been arraigned as of Tuesday, Nov. 28, faces charges of robbery, receiving stolen property and theft.

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Steward Wire

Robbery: Police say the victim called her friend to give her a ride back to the Scottish Inn, where she was staying, on Sept. 15.

Her friend was with Wire when he picked her up and drove her back to the room, documents state.

Police say the two were acting weird, prompting the woman to ask them to leave.

Wire turned around, held a knife to her stomach and demanded money, charging documents allege.

The woman tried to get away from him, but he forcibly took $400 from her that she had hidden in her underwear, police said. He left the room, and the woman's friend left shortly after, according to charging documents.

Police later spoke to her friend, who told police that the woman and Wire were arguing over money and that Wire pulled out a knife and demanded money from her, police said.

He told officials he tried keeping Wire away from her, but Wire kept going toward her with the knife, yelling at her, according to police.

Charges for Wire were filed earlier this month.

As of Tuesday, Nov. 28, Wire had not been taken to York County and was listed as an inmate at Cumberland County Prison.

Wire also faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property from Northern York County Regional Police.

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