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Men charged in string of robberies held in detention center

June 12, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

A Hagerstown man accused of participating in a string of robberies told one of his victims he was "on a rampage tonight," after he and another man allegedly took money and marijuana.

Lamont Pete Gibson, 25, of 1053 G Noland Drive in Hagerstown, and his alleged accomplice, Edwin Alexander Orrillo, 20, of 11208 Hollywood Road in Hagerstown, were at Washington County Detention Center Monday evening, a deputy said.

Gibson and Orrillo were arrested after a brief vehicle and foot chase at 12:26 a.m. Thursday near Hollywood Road by police investigating the robberies. A 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing was found in the rear seat of the Toyota in which Gibson and Orrillo allegedly fled, according to a charging document.

Orrillo is accused of accompanying Gibson, who allegedly held a gun and demanded marijuana during robberies at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 17500 block of Gay Street in Hagerstown and Hopewell Manor, where two males reported being robbed. During the robbery in Hopewell Manor, Orrillo allegedly covered his face with a bandanna as Gibson allegedly pulled the gun out and put it to the victim's head, according to the charging document.

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Gibson allegedly said, "You don't tell anybody, I am on a rampage tonight," the charging document states.

After the men's arrests, searches of Gibson and Orrillo turned up suspected marijuana and controlled-dangerous substances paraphernalia, according to the document.

Gibson and Orrillo face multiple counts of armed robbery, handgun violations, conspiracy and other charges.

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