On July 8, at approximately 11:14 p.m., Harrisburg Police Officers responded to a call of a robbery at Hamilton and Penn Streets.
The victim had been checking on an injured bird when a gray Honda Civic pulled up to where he was standing. A black male exited the vehicle, pointed a black handgun at the victim’s chest and demanded his belongings. After the victim gave his cell phone to the suspect, the suspect then ordered the victim onto his knees and patted him down. There had also been a second black male present during the robbery. The suspects and vehicle fled, and the victim reported the incident.
Officers stopped the suspect vehicle near N 6th and Emerald Streets. The vehicle was determined to have belonged to a victim of a robbery that occurred on July 3, 2018. In that incident, the victim's keys and wallet were taken from him as he was assaulted by two black males.
The two males in the vehicle were identified as Steve Lincoln, Jr and Donnell Rhodes, Jr. Rhodes still had the victim’s phone in his hand. Rhodes and Lincoln were detained.
During a search of the vehicle, a black Daisy pellet gun was found, as well as a black replica AR-15 airsoft gun. The victim positively identified Rhodes as the male that pointed the gun at him and Lincoln as the other male present during the robbery.
Due to the severity of the crime, Donnell Rhodes, Jr., a 17-year-old, was charged as an adult. He was charged with one count each of Robbery, Simple Assault by Physical Menace, Possession of Instruments of a Crime, and Receiving Stolen Property.
Steve Lincoln, Jr. was charged with two counts of Robbery.