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City police say vehicle looks like getaway car

October 30, 2000

City police say vehicle looks like getaway car



By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer


Two Waynesboro, Pa. men were arrested after drug paraphernalia was found in a vehicle during a search in the city Monday morning, Hagerstown City Police said.

The men were in a vehicle that matched a description of a getaway car involved in an armed robbery in Washington Township, Pa., 35 minutes earlier, police alleged.

Washington Township, Pa., Police Chief Barry Keller said that in that robbery, two men entered Zack's Blue Chip Mini-Market on Buchanan Trail East just before 8 a.m.

One of the men displayed a pistol and demanded cash from the clerk, he said.

During the robbery there were a few customers in the store and at least one person entered and then left while the hold-up was in progress, he said.

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"Apparently they didn't know what was going on," said Keller.

Keller would not say how much money was taken.

The men fled on foot and then jumped into a maroon Volkswagen Scirrocco and were seen driving on Buchanan Trail east, he said.

Witnesses at the scene provided a good description of the men's vehicle and police passed it on to Maryland authorities, he said.

Hagerstown City Police sighted a car matching the description driving south on North Potomac Street around 8:34 a.m. with two male occupants, city police said.

Police stopped the vehicle in the first block of East Baltimore Street at 8:34 a.m.

Larry Wayne Portner Jr., 21, of 15 A S. Oller St., Waynesboro, Pa., and Craig Brian Devlin, 21, of 310 W. Sixth St., Waynesboro, Pa. were each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Portner and Devlin were being held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center on a fugitive warrant from Pennsylvania.

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