Two accused in Hanover Thanksgiving robbery
Two men are accused of a series of crimes — including robbery and assault — in Hanover early Thanksgiving morning, according to court documents.
Hanover Police say Jordan Michael Smith and Christopher Anthony Redding took a woman's wallet and robbed and assaulted a man at an ATM on Nov. 23. Redding also is accused of stealing from a Royal Farms that night.
Smith, 30, of the 200 block of Stephens Place, is charged with two counts each of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, one count each of simple assault, conspiracy to commit simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property.
Redding, 28, of Abbottstown, faces the same charges, plus charges of retail theft and another robbery charge.
Wallet: Hanover Police say a woman had her wallet stolen early Nov. 23 while at a bar in the first block of Carlisle Street.
She had been dancing with Redding, police say, and he eventually took her wallet when she set it down on a table at the bar. Redding and Smith quickly left the bar, and the victim followed them outside, police said.
The victim confronted Redding and demanded her wallet back from him, court documents state.
"(Redding) then threatened her, asking her if she wanted to 'go up against him,' at which point she walked back inside," Officer Matthew Waltersdorff wrote in charging documents.
The wallet was later found in the bushes near an ATM at the PNC Bank on that same block. Police allege that is where Redding and Smith forced a man to withdraw money.
ATM: According to court documents, Redding and Smith approached a man at the PNC Bank ATM about 1 a.m.
Police say Redding came up behind the man, grabbed him, told him he had a gun, and he demanded the man withdraw cash from the ATM.
He then began assaulting the man by punching him in the head, knocking him down, and kicking him, court documents allege.
Police say Smith joined in the assault, and that they took his keys and one dollar from him.
Surveillance footage from the ATM showed Smith holding the victim on the ground, and the victim breaking free and running away, according to court documents. The two suspects fled after that, police said.
When officials arrived at the ATM, police say the victim had fresh abrasions and cuts on his head and face.
Royal Farms: Police were called to the Royal Farms in the 100 block of Carlisle Street just before 2 a.m. for a report of a theft. According to court documents, Redding stole $21 worth of food and merchandise from the store.
Police say Redding concealed the merchandise and left the store without paying, despite the cashier asking him to do so.
Surveillance footage from Royal Farms showed Redding in the same outfit he was wearing during the assault and robbery at the PNC Bank, court documents state.
Charges were filed Dec. 4, and Smith was arraigned on them that night.
As of Wednesday, Dec. 13, he remained in York County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to online court records.
He does not have an attorney listed.
Redding had not been arraigned on the charges as of Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 28 at District Judge Dwayne Dubs' office.
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