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Police log for 7/20

July 20, 2002

Business thefts may be related



Two thefts from businesses on Friday may be connected to two thefts three weeks ago, Hagerstown Police said.

At 4:49 p.m. Friday, someone walked into Liberty Gas Station/Wayne's Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St. and asked for an item, police said. The clerk was waiting on another customer and had the cash drawer open.

The person who asked for the item reached into the drawer, stole money and ran east on West Washington Street.

The thief was described as a black man, 30 to 40 years old, 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds, with dark hair cropped short. He was wearing a black and gray striped shirt and black shorts.

At 8:41 p.m., a man went into McDonald's at 330 Dual Highway, placed an order and paid for it. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man reached in, grabbed money and ran outside, police said. He crossed Dual Highway and continued toward Cannon Avenue.

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The man was described as a black man in his late 30s or early 40s, about 6-foot-1, about 200 pounds, clean shaven with a mustache and dark, close-cropped, receding hair. He was wearing a blue collared shirt with green and orange horizontal stripes, blue jeans and sneakers.

Police said a weapon was not displayed in either case.

The amount of money taken in each theft was not disclosed.

Police said the thefts and the thief were similar to a strong-arm robbery at Spickler's Market at 17 E. Franklin St. and a theft at Nadia's Convenience Store at 200 W. Franklin St., both on June 28.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents can call police at 301-790-3700.




Thief caught on videotape



A thief was caught on video stealing cash from Roy's Car Care on Hopewell Road on Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said.

Police said the suspect is a tall, white man with a thin build.

More than $1,000 was taken from the business at 5:25 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information about the theft can call the Sheriff's Department at 301-791-3020.

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