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Man robbed at gunpoint behind Bester school

August 03, 2005

A Hagerstown man was robbed at gunpoint early this morning behind Bester Elementary School, City Police Sgt. Paul Kifer said.

At about 2:30 a.m., the man was walking behind the South Potomac Street elementary school and was approached by a group of people, one of whom pulled out a gun and demanded his money, according to a police news release.

The victim refused to hand over his money and the robber, who had the gun, hit him twice in the face and stole his wallet, police said.

According to the victim, the wallet contained only a few dollars, the release states. The group left the area on foot, police said.

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Kifer said that the victim was taken to Washington County Hospital for treatment of injuries to his head and face.

The robber is described as black, in his late teens, between 4 feet and 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 100 pounds, according to the release.

Other members in the group were not described in the release.

The robber was wearing a red bandana over his nose and mouth, according to the release.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call them at 301-790-3700.

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