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Smithsburg man is charged in liquor store robbery

January 07, 2006

A Smithsburg man has been charged with robbing Potomac Liquors on South Potomac Street on Wednesday, Hagerstown Police said.

Gregory Allan Hawks Sr., 46, of 21210 Twin Springs Drive, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft, police said.

The liquor store was robbed Wednesday evening by a man who assaulted a clerk and claimed to have a weapon, police said.

The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money, police said on Wednesday.

Police said they had a warrant for Hawks' arrest when detectives saw him walking in the first block of North Locust Street on Thursday about 8:45 p.m. and arrested him.

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Hawks was being held Friday night in the Washington County Detention Center on $400,000 bail.

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