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Teen charged in armed robbery

December 13, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

HAGERSTOWN

erinc@herald-mail.com

Hagerstown Police charged a Hagerstown teenager with the Nov. 26 armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver, according to Washington County District Court documents.

Ryan Scott Kaplan, 16, of 1022 D Security Road in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, theft, robbery, use of a handgun during a felony, possession of a firearm as a minor, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit theft, conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, documents state.

Police said someone called Papa John's Pizza on Nov. 26 just before 9 p.m. with a delivery order to 509 Lynnhaven Drive, Apt. No. 8, in Hagerstown. When the delivery driver arrived, two people, including Kaplan, allegedly were wearing black knit ski masks and emerged from behind a staircase in the building, documents state.

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Kaplan and the other male had small, silver revolvers, which they allegedly pointed at the delivery man, then ordered him to empty his pockets and place the pizza and soda on the floor, documents state.

The driver placed the pizza, soda, his cell phone and $16 on the floor, documents state.

The driver was told to leave, and he went back to his vehicle, according to documents.

While sitting in the vehicle, the driver saw the two males leave the apartment building without their faces covered by the ski masks, documents state. Police said the driver chased the males in his vehicle and then on foot. When the driver confronted the pair, they returned his cell phone and fled, according to documents.

Police found the pizza, soda and one silver revolver in the area of 510 Lynnhaven Drive. The driver offered descriptions of the two males, and officers subpoenaed phone records, documents state.

Kaplan was being held Monday night on $250,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokeswoman there.

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