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Injured robbery suspect charged

September 01, 1999

Charges have been filed against one of the two men who plunged from a third-floor window at the rear of the Holiday Motel in Hagerstown Monday morning during what police believe was an aborted robbery.

Reggie Wright, whom police said is also known as William Jose Figueroa, has been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, burglary and handgun violations in the incident, Hagerstown City Police said.

Wright, 22, of Cambridge, Mass., was listed in critical condition at Washington County Hospital Tuesday.

"We found a handgun by Wright's side on the ground under the window," Lt. Gary Spielman said Tuesday.

Wright suffered head injuries when he went out the window Monday around 6:30 a.m. and was taken to the hospital by CRS ambulance.

Police also said Tuesday they were continuing their search for the second man who escaped on foot after dropping three stories to the ground.

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Police said two men had forced their way into Room 33, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the occupants.

The two men jumped from the window of the 12 N. Prospect St. motel after a person in an adjacent room heard a disturbance and kicked open the locked door, police said.

As the person was trying to get in the door, one of the two men broke out a window and both men jumped, police said.

The man who fled was about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed 140 pounds, and was in his 20s. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and long pants, Spielman said.

Anyone with information about the robbery may contact police at 301-790-3700 or Crime Solvers at 301-733-4141.

- Marlo Barnhart

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