Pa. man faces additinal robbery charges

March 26, 2004|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Police in Waynesboro said Thursday they are adding their own charges against Thomas E. Munn of Waynesboro, who was charged earlier this week in a string of recent robberies and thefts in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pa.

Munn, 41, of 33 E. Main St., was arrested without incident around 5 p.m. Tuesday by police in Chambersburg after he was seen on Linden Avenue, police.

Police said they also recovered a Ford pickup truck that was reported stolen earlier in the day.

Waynesboro Police Sgt. Ed Gebhart said borough police have charged Munn with robbery, terroristic threats, simple assault and theft following an armed robbery at Waynesboro Food and Fuel at 806 S. Potomac St. on March 2.


Munn was charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary, criminal mischief and criminal trespass after an attempt was made March 23 to gain entry into the Save-A-Lot grocery store in the South Potomac Street Shopping Center by trying to drive a vehicle through the front doors, Gebhart said.

Police in Chambersburg charged Munn with the Jan. 31 robbery at the Wayne Avenue Sunoco at 1070 Wayne Ave.

Maryland State Police charged him Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery of the Leitersburg Pike 7-Eleven on Tuesday.

Munn was arraigned by District Justice David Hawbaker in Mercersburg. He was being held in Franklin County Prison, a prison spokesman there said Thursday.

Barry Keller, chief of the Washington Township Police Department said Munn is not involved in any of the recent robberies in that township.

In an unrelated case involving Waynesboro and Washington Township authorities, Keller and Gebhart said a woman sought in connection with three area robberies in February is still at large. She is described as thin, of average height and with broken teeth.

Gebhart said a break in that case may come in a week or two.

Police said the first incident occurred Feb. 25 when a woman fitting the description robbed the Grant Street Express, a convenience store at 409 N. Grant St. in Waynesboro.

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

A third incident that day involved a similarly described suspect who robbed an employee at the Best Western motel at 239 W. Main St. in Waynesboro, making off with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

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