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City police asking for public's help with two cases

April 15, 2002

Hagerstown City Police are asking the public's help in finding two men in connection with separate attempted robberies in the city this month.

On April 1 at 5:50 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask walked up to the outdoor pharmacy window at the CVS on Cannon Avenue. He banged on the window until a pharmacist approached and passed a note through the window drawer that said he was armed and demanded money, said Sgt. Mike King of the criminal investigation division.

The pharmacist refused and the man fled, King said.

The suspect is a thin, young white male and 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, King said.

On April 6, a 19-year-old man was taking out his garbage in the 800 block of Lanvale Street around 3 a.m. when an unidentified man pushed him against the side of his home and demanded money.

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As the robber searched his pockets, the victim tried to flee but fell. The robber slashed him with a sharp object and fled on foot, police said.

The assailant is described as a white man with a goatee and a possible faint mustache. He is in his mid-20s and was wearing a blue or black nylon jacket with one or two stripes.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call city police at 301-790-3700.

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