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Police: Man robbed at gunpoint in Spring Garden Twp. by teens on bikes

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A man escaped injury earlier this week when he was robbed at gunpoint in Spring Garden Township by three teens on bicycles, police said.

It happened at 10:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the 500 block of West Jackson Street, according to Spring Garden Township Police.

A 21-year-old man was walking west when three high-school-age males approached him on bicycles, police said.

Two of them were brandishing handguns, and all three teens forced the man to give them his cellphone and a vaping pen, according to police.

The trio of robbers then fled east on West Jackson Street, police said.

One of the robbers was wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the robbers' identities is asked to contact township Detective James Hott at

Tips can be submitted anonymously through the department's website,

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had the incorrect day for when the robbery occurred. This story has been updated.