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Man wanted on robbery charges

October 31, 2002

Hagerstown City Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Robert Allen Poffenberger Jr., who is wanted on charges including armed robbery following an incident Sunday on Frederick Street.

Police said that at approximately 1:30 a.m., a man allegedly entered a Frederick Street residence, displayed a handgun to the people there and demanded money.

The intruder allegedly pistol whipped the male resident, knocking him to the floor.

Police said the intruder then grabbed money from a coffee table and fled.

Detective Shane Blankenship issued an arrest warrant Monday charging Poffenberger with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft and use of a handgun in commission of a crime.

Poffenberger is 19. His last known address is 12114 Wolfsville Road in Smithsburg, police said.

He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Poffenberger can call police at 301-790-3700 or call Crime Solvers of Washington County at 301-733-4141.

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