Police log for 6/29

June 29, 2002

Suspect in supermarket bank robbery at large

FREDERICK, Md. - A bank branch inside a supermarket on Prospect Boulevard in Frederick was robbed around noon Friday, police said.

Friday night, police were still looking for the bank robber, who was described as a black man in his early 20s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with medium build and dark complexion. The man was wearing a long-sleeve black shirt with a yellow logo on the front, back and left sleeve and a tan floppy hat, Frederick city police said.

Police said the suspect robbed a branch of Allfirst Bank inside a Weis Supermarket on Prospect Boulevard.

The suspect presented the bank teller with a note demanding cash, then fled on foot, police said.

No weapon was displayed and no injuries were reported, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 301-694-2126 or 301-694-2100.

Suspect sought in theftsat convenience stores

Hagerstown police said an unknown man is suspected of taking money from two downtown convenience stores on Friday.


Friday night police were searching for the man suspected of taking money from Spickler's Market at 17 E. Franklin St. and Nadia's at 200 W. Franklin St.

The suspect is described as a black man, 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 35 to 40 years old with a mustache.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a gray shirt and tan shorts at Spickler's and a white shirt and denim shorts at Nadia's, Sgt. Jim Robison said.

No injuries were reported in either incident, he said.

Police said that at about 4:40 p.m. Friday a man entered Spickler's Market and, as the clerk counted money from the cash register, the man reached across the counter and then tried to flee. The clerk and a customer wrestled with the man, but he was able to break free and left the store with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

The man went north through an alley, police said.

At about 9:20 p.m., a man went into Nadia's, grabbed an unknown amount of money from the cash register and fled on foot down Franklin Street, Robison said.

No weapons were displayed in either incident, he said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 301-790-3700.

Pa. man injured when his vehicle hits tree

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A South Mountain man was injured when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree on Overhill Drive Thursday evening.

Police said Charles J. Myers II was removed from his vehicle and taken to Chambersburg Hospital. He was later flown to York (Pa.) Hospital and was listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit Friday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Sheriff's Department investigating thefts

The Washington County Sheriff's Department investigated the following incidents reported Thursday:

-- A $5 flag was taken from a yard in the 13100 block of Edgemont Road.

-- A garden flag, shepherd hook and flower hanger were taken from a yard in the 12900 block of Greensburg Road.

-- A thief took a television, two stereos, two VCRs and a compact disc player from a home in the 11800 block of Crystal Falls Drive.

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