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Armed robberies investigated in Pa.

December 22, 2006|by DON AINES

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Three masked men - two of them armed with handguns - held up Greencastle Beverage Distributor at 324 W. Franklin St. on Thursday afternoon, according to the owner.

Pennsylvania State Police also were investigating an armed robbery Wednesday night at CEBCO Village Mart at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 914 in Marion, Pa.

Greencastle police still were at the scene of the 2:18 p.m. robbery at Greencastle Beverage about 3:30 p.m. Pennsylvania State Police also had been at the business assisting in the investigation.

Greencastle Police Chief Peter Mozurkevich declined to answer questions about the robbery.

Greencastle Beverage owner Rick Brewbaker said a female cashier was in the store when three men, all wearing black ski masks, entered. The woman said two of the men pulled handguns.

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The men took cash from the register and no shots were fired, Brewbaker said. The woman said she was shook up, but uninjured.

The woman said she saw a small bright green car drive off after the men left, but was unsure if that was their getaway car.

Brewbaker said the employee described the three as two white males and a Hispanic male. One of the white males was tall and the other of medium height, and the Hispanic male was short, he said. The Hispanic man spoke in Spanish during the robbery, he said.

There were surveillance cameras at the business, and Brewbaker said he gave the videotape to borough police.

State police said the robbery at the CEBCO convenience store occurred Wednesday at 10:32 p.m. when two black males entered the store and demanded money. One of the men had a handgun, police said.

Police said one man was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 170 pounds and was wearing a mask, black hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The other man was wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and dark pants, police said.

Police said there were "no significant injuries" in the robbery, but provided few other details.

Anyone with information about the CEBCO holdup may call Pennsylvania State Police at 717-264-5161.

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