CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An adult and two teenagers charged in a series of July armed robberies in Franklin and Cumberland counties waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Franklin County Central Court.
David Joseph Bitner, 22, and Oscar Wayne Cover, 15, both of 4897 Guitner Road, Chambersburg, are each charged by Pennsylvania State Police and Shippensburg (Pa.) Police with eight counts of robbery, four counts each of criminal conspiracy and theft and one count of simple assault. Timothy Joshua Thomas, 17, of 1161 Means Hollow Road, Shippensburg, is charged with six counts of robbery and three counts each of criminal conspiracy and theft, according to court records.
Thomas and Cover were both charged as adults in the robberies, police said.
The three were charged in connection with four armed robberies.
The first was at 3 a.m. on July 24 at the Sunoco station at 3448 Black Gap Road, Chambersburg, and netted $152. At 5:25 a.m. the same day, Rutter's store at 5459 Molly Pitcher Highway in Marion, Pa., was held up and $1,942 taken, police said.