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Police log for Oct. 3

October 02, 2000

Police log for Oct. 3


Crime Solvers asks help in rape case

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Crime Solvers is asking for the public's help in solving a two-year-old rape case at a Chambersburg business.

Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg, Pa., said an employee at Mattress Outlet was raped by a man on July 6, 1998, at the store on Lincoln Way East.

The rapist was described as a white man, 25 to 40 years old, 6 feet or 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 200 to 220 pounds.

He had brown hair parted on the side and longer in the rear.

Police said a behavioral profile of the rapist indicates he may or may not be married and has difficulty with intimate relationships.


He is thought to be athletic.

Police said that in committing the crime, he used black Velcro straps which are commonly used in construction work.

The man may frequent bars in the area and have bragged about his crime, police said.

State Police are requesting help in identifying the origin of the Velcro straps used in the crime.

In addition to Crime Solver's usual $1,000 reward being offered, friends and family of the victim are putting up an additional $10,000, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime may call 717-263-3000.

Vehicle roof damaged in county

Damage was estimated at $250 to the roof of a vehicle parked at 10 Milestone Gardens Apts in Williamsport Sunday, according to Washington County Sheriff's deputies.

Equipment taken near Pikeside, W.Va.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - About $2,200 worth of construction equipment was taken from the Tabler Estates near Pikeside, West Virginia State Police said Monday.

The equipment was taken from a house under construction, said Trooper Nathan Harmon.

Among the missing items were tool belts equipped with carpenter tools, a compressor for a nail gun, a radial arm saw and a John Deere generator.

The theft is believed to have occurred Sunday night or Monday morning, Harmon said.

Gas station robbed in Frederick County

FREDERICK, Md. - A man wearing a black mask and carrying a shotgun or rifle robbed a gas station on U.S. 15 and Sunday's Lane Sunday evening, Maryland State Police in Frederick said.

Police said the man emerged from a cornfield along Sunday's Lane, entered the Citgo Station and held up the two clerks at 7:33 p.m.

He fled back into the cornfield with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

State troopers and Frederick County Sheriff's deputies searched the area using a K-9 dog and a state police helicopter but did not find the robber.

The robber was described as being 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a muscular build.

Anyone with information about the incident may call police at 301-663-3101.

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