On January 1, 2019, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Harrisburg Police responded to City Island for the report of a robbery.
The victim stated that he was walking on City Island, on the east side of the island to the back side of the baseball stadium. As he was walking, he noticed two males with masks on walking towards him. The victim noticed this and walked down the stairs towards the wooden overlook area by the Pride of the Susquehanna. As soon as he walked down to this area, the two males approached him from behind.
One of the males, identified as Sakeem White, demanded money and threatened to the shoot the victim. White kept his right hand in his pocket as if he was holding a firearm but never displayed one. White also stated, "That if you call the police that I will come find you and shoot you." The other male, identified as Christian Falcon, reached into the victim’s pockets to get his belongings. White also demanded the victim’s cell phone. The males then told the victim to take off his jacket and then they fled south towards the walking bridge.
The victim was able to get a bystander to call 911, who then gave the descriptions of the males. Officers found the males walking southbound on 3rd Street towards Walnut Street. These males were detained and then positively identified by the victim as the suspects. Falcon was in possession of the victim’s cell phone and one of his bank cards.
Both Sakeem White and Christian Falcon were charged with Conspiracy – Robbery and Terroristic Threats. Bail was set at $25,000.