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Robbery suspects apprehended

February 01, 2002

Robbery suspects apprehended



By MARLO BARNHART
marlob@herald-mail.com
and KIM YAKOWSKI
kimy@herald-mail.com


HAGERSTOWN - The man wanted in Thursday's early morning armed robbery of a Dual Highway convenience store was apprehended without incident shortly after 7 p.m. in the first block of North Prospect Street.

Randy Lynn Hawks, 31, of 126 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, had been the object of an all-day search by Hagerstown City Police and the Street Crimes Unit, said Lt. Rick Johnson.

Hawks was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft, Johnson said.

Hawks was still at police headquarters late Thursday but was expected to appear before a bond commissioner for a bail hearing.

Shortly after the 1:14 a.m. robbery, a Williamsport woman who police allege drove the getaway car was in police custody, police said.

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Bobbi Jane Young, 31, also of 126 S. Conococheague St., was charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft and accessory to armed robbery.

Young was being held on $10,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center Thursday night, jail officials said.

Police said two officers were in the area of the 7-Eleven Store at 1623 Dual Highway when they noticed a vehicle leaving the parking lot in a suspicious manner.

One officer stopped to talk to store employees while the other followed the vehicle.

Employees told the officer that a man had just robbed the store of less than $500.

The man didn't show a weapon but implied that he had one, an employee told police.

Meanwhile, the officer following the suspicious vehicle found it abandoned in the middle of the road at South Edgewood Drive and East Chestnut Street in Funkstown.

The officer saw a woman running from the vehicle and after a brief search she was found by Washington County Sheriff's Dep. Jay Mills.

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