Robbers stole $1, pink wallet and food
Evening Sun crime reporter Kaitlin Greenockle recaps crime stories for the week of November 22-29, 2017.
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Two men were charged after police allege they stole a wallet from a woman at a bar and assaulted a man at an ATM before one of them took food and merchandise from a store while refusing to pay for it, all in one night.
On Nov. 23 around 1 a.m., Christopher Anthony Redding, 28, of Abbottstown and Jordan Michael Smith, 30, of Hanover allegedly approached a man at an ATM in the first block of Carlisle Street and demanded he withdraw cash, according to an affidavit filed with District Judge Dwayne A. Dubs.
Redding, of the 6000 block of York Road, punched the victim in the head, knocked him down and kicked him, before Smith, of the 200 block of North Stephens Place, began to assault the victim, too. Both men used force to take the victim’s keys and $1 before they fled, according to police.
The victim, who was observed by police to have abrasions and cuts to the head and face, was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police then received a report of a stolen wallet, which went missing earlier that night. According to the affidavit, a woman reported she had been dancing at a bar in Center Square with a man who told her his name was Chris Redding. After Redding and Smith left the bar, she realized her pink wallet, which she sat on a table, was gone. She chased after the men but went back inside the bar after Redding threatened her by asking if she wanted to “go up against him.”
Police located the pink wallet near the ATM on Carlisle Street, and the victim confirmed it was hers.
Around 1:58 a.m. that same night, a Royal Farms employee told police that a male had take $21.70 worth of food and merchandise and refused to pay for it.
According to the affidavit, police used surveillance footage from the store and ATM to identify Redding, who was wearing the same gray hoodie in both videos. The footage from the ATM clearly showed Redding’s face, which matched photos police had of him. A witness to the ATM robbery identified Redding from a photo lineup, and the victim whose wallet was stolen identified both Redding and Smith from a photo lineup.
Smith was charged with two counts of robbery, simple assault, theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property and other related charges, according to court documents. He was taken to York County Prison on Dec. 4 and had bail set in the amount of $250,000.
He has a preliminary arraignment scheduled for Dec. 18, according to court documents.
No attorney information was listed for Smith.
Redding was charged with three counts of robbery, simple assault, two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, two counts of receiving stolen property and other related charges, according to court documents. He has a warrant out for his arrest, according to documents.
To report information on any of these individuals, call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 717-337-9828.
Hafiz Rashid, York Daily Record
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