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Man charged with robbery and assault in Lancaster County

CITATIONS ARE ISSUED. A HOMELESS MAN HAS BEEN ACCUSED of an assault and robbery that took place last Tuesday on Route 2 22 in Lancaster County. WEST Earl Township POLICE say MICHAEL ERMOLD, 57, attacked the woman he was riding with in a car after he asked her for money for beer and the victim refused and she told police Ermold attacked her and stole her purse. WHEN SHE STOPPED and told him to get out of the car, she had bruises on her face and arms. POLICE CAUGHT ERMOLD WHEN HE TRYED TO CROSS THE CENTER LINE OF THE HIGHWAY. HE IN

A man has been charged with robbery and assault in connection with an incident on Route 222 in Lancaster County

A homeless man is accused of robbery and assault on Route 222 in Lancaster County. West Earl Township police said the victim told them he was driving when 57-year-old Michael Ermold Jr. he grabbed her purse because he wanted money for beer. She reached out and walked over to the woman and they both struggled for the purse. Ermold allegedly punched her in the arm and face to get her to let go. Police say he stole cash from her purse and then fled. He was arrested while trying to cross the median of the highway. Ermold is charged with robbery, theft, simple assault and harassment. Court records show he is being held in the Lancaster County Jail.

A homeless man is accused of robbery and assault on Route 222 in Lancaster County.

West Earl Township police said the victim told them he was driving when 57-year-old Michael Ermold Jr. he grabbed her purse because he wanted money for beer.

She pulled over to the side of the road and they both fought for her purse.

Ermold allegedly punched her in the arm and face to get her to let go.

According to police, he stole money from the purse and then fled.

He was stopped while trying to cross the median of the highway.

Ermold is charged with robbery, theft, simple assault and harassment.

Court records show he is being held in the Lancaster County Jail.