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Police investigating robberies

A city cab driver and two Goodwill Store employees are among the reported victims.

A city cab driver and two Goodwill Store employees are among the reported victims.

December 03, 2003

A Hagerstown cab driver was robbed Tuesday morning, making it the third robbery reported in the city in about five hours, Hagerstown Police said.

Lt. Rick Johnson said there was no immediate indication that the robberies were connected, but said crimes like this tend to increase during the holiday season.

At 2:53 a.m. Tuesday at South Locust and East Baltimore streets, an Antietam Cab Co. driver said he was robbed while trying to make change for a $20 bill.

The robber, who ran north, is described as a white man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

At about 10 p.m. Monday, two women who work at the Goodwill Industries Thrift Store at 151 N. Burhans Blvd. were going home when two men with partially concealed faces approached.

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One of the men took a bank bag containing the evening deposit from one of the women. Police said it was believed the man had some sort of weapon.

The men ran toward George Street.

Police said one man was about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and wore baggy pants, a dark hooded jacket - possibly fur-lined - and dark gloves. He also wore a white mask or T-shirt to cover the bottom of his face.

The other man was about 5 feet 3 inches tall, also wearing baggy pants and a dark jacket.

The second robbery came about 15 minutes later. At 10:15 p.m., police were called to the 600 block of Hayes Avenue for a robbery of a Pizza Hut deliveryman.

The deliverer told police that two white men wearing dark clothing took pizza from him while he was attempting to deliver it to a Hayes Avenue address. He said the men ran to the rear of the residence before police arrived.

Johnson asked that residents be aware of any suspicious people, and to call police if they were concerned for their safety. He asked that anyone with information regarding the robberies call investigators at 301-790-3700, ext. 234.

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