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Two men rob store employees in Pa.

March 05, 2004|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

waynesboro@herald-mail.com

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Thursday evening armed robbery of two employees carrying the day's receipts in the parking lot of a Mercersburg grocery store was another in a string of robberies in southern Franklin County in recent weeks.

Sgt. William Sheppard of the Mercersburg Police Department said two white men, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s and believed armed with a rifle, held up two employees of Jane's Market at 431 Loudon Road shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday.

The robbers left the parking lot in an aqua-colored Ford Escort four-door said, police said.

Pennsylvania State Police and Greencastle Borough Police assisted in the search for the robbers, who remained at large Thursday night.

On Feb. 25, a woman, who was described as thin, of average height and with broken teeth robbed the Grant Street Express, a convenience store at 409 N. Grant St., in Waynesboro.

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She approached the clerk and demanded money, police said.

On the same day, a woman fitting that description entered the Blue Ridge Food Mart at 15010 Buchanan Trail East and demanded money. The robbery attempt was foiled by a clerk who physically shoved the woman outside and called police.

A third incident that day involved a similarly described woman who robbed an employee at the Best Western motel at 239 W. Main St., in Waynesboro.

Earlier this week, a man armed with a knife robbed the Waynesboro Food & Fuel at 806 S. Potomac St. The robber, a white male about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a thin build, got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

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