Police: Hanover woman, 64, attacked; would-be robber arrested

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A Hanover woman was hospitalized after being assaulted in the borough by a would-be robber, according to police, who said they have arrested her attacker.

The attempted robbery happened about 4:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the 200 block of Pleasant Avenue, according to Hanover Borough Police.

Robert Lee Ebron Jr.

The 64-year-old woman was approached by a man who struck her with an unknown object, then searched her belongings, police said. He then fled the scene on foot.

The woman suffered moderate injuries and was taken to York Hospital for treatment, according to police.

Her attacker was last seen fleeing west on School Avenue, according to police.

Arrest made: Police on Friday, Aug. 3, filed charges against Robert Lee Ebron Jr., 19, of Hanover.

Ebron is now in York County Prison on $200,000 bail, charged with aggravated assault, attempted robbery, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He was arraigned on Saturday, Aug. 4, according to court records.

Police said Ebron wore a dark-colored mask over his face when he allegedly robbed the woman.

Court records don't indicate whether he has retained an attorney. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, court records state.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call Hanover Police at 717-637-5575.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.