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2nd teen is charged in robbery

January 05, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Hagerstown Police charged a second teenager in the Nov. 26 armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver.

Steven Eugene Ebersole, 17, of 360 Yorkshire Drive in Hagerstown, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft, concealing a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm as a minor, Washington County District Court documents state.

Ryan Scott Kaplan, 16, of 1022 D Security Road in Hagerstown, was charged in the same crime with similar charges in mid-December, according to published reports.

Documents state that a call was placed to Papa John's Pizza on Nov. 26 for a delivery to Lynnhaven Drive, Apt. 8, in Hagerstown. When the driver arrived with the pizza, Ebersole and Kaplan allegedly were waiting, wearing black knit ski masks.

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Both allegedly had small, silver revolvers, which they pointed at the delivery man, documents state.

The youths allegedly ordered the driver to empty his pockets and leave the pizza and soda on the ground. The only other items the driver allegedly left with Ebersole and Kaplan were a cell phone and $16, documents state.

Back in his vehicle, the driver saw the two youths 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.

Ebersole was being held Wednesday night on $50,000 bail at the Washington County Detention Center, according to a spokesman there. Kaplan was being held on $250,000 bail.

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