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Two Hagerstown businesses robbed Sunday

November 30, 1999|By HEATHER KEELS

Two Hagerstown businesses were robbed Sunday, Hagerstown Police said.

The Rite Aid Pharmacy at 825 W. Hillcrest Road was robbed at about 3:17 p.m., and the Dollar General on Pennsylvania Avenue was robbed at gunpoint at about 5:50 p.m., according to police news releases.

In the Rite Aid robbery, a man claiming to have a gun went behind the counter and took a number of oxycodone pills, police said.

That suspect is described as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man in his 20s with a medium build. He fled in a burgundy Saturn, police said.

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At the Dollar General, a man showed the clerk a handgun and demanded cash, police said. The man got away with an unknown amount of money, police said.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a black and white bandanna over his face and a black jacket, police said.

No one was injured in either robbery, police said.

Anyone with information may contact the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

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