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W.Va. man charged with 2nd robbery

September 14, 1999|By BRYN MICKLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man already in jail on charges of robbing a Falling Waters, W.Va., convenience store Aug. 10 was charged Monday with taking $29 from a Martinsburg man at gunpoint two days earlier, according to court records.

David Mathias Maloney, 23, of Frederick, Md., was charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the Aug. 8 robbery of a man at the intersection of West King Street and Delaware Avenue in Martinsburg, according to court records.

Maloney has been in jail since Aug. 10, when he was charged with trying to rob Lynn's Convenience Store in Falling Waters.

Customers and employees in the store tackled a man who grabbed money and food stamps out of the cash register and tried to run out the door, according to court records.

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Victims in both the Martinsburg and the Falling Waters robberies told police the robber was wearing a white tank top, according to court records.

Police have charged a second man they say may have driven the getaway car in the Aug. 8 Martinsburg robbery, according to court records.

Corey R. Gilbert, 20, of Frederick, Md., was charged Sept. 2 with aggravated robbery and released on $30,000 bond, according to court records.

Gilbert was not charged in connection with the Falling Waters robbery, police said.

Police are looking for a possible link between the Aug. 8 robbery and a second robbery two hours later in the parking lot behind Outback Steakhouse on Foxcroft Avenue in Martinsburg, City Police Detective George Swartwood said.

Two people told police they were sitting in a car behind the restaurant when they were approached just after midnight by a gunman who demanded money, police said.

The gunman took an undisclosed amount of cash and ran north toward Foxcroft Avenue, police said.

He was described as white, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, wearing a white tank top with a shirt over the top.

Maloney was being held Monday afternoon on $50,000 bond in the Eastern Regional Jail, according to court records.

Conviction on an aggravated robbery charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, according to court records.

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