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Suspect admits to holding up Hagerstown AC&T store twice

May 16, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

The suspect arrested after a May 8 armed robbery at AC&T confessed to police he also was the one who robbed the same store three days earlier, according to Washington County District Court records.

Jason Matthew Rhodes, 32, of no fixed address, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft in each of the two incidents, according to court records.

In the May 5 robbery, a man with a knife ordered one clerk to "give me all the money, pop the register" and approached a second clerk with a knife, according to charging documents. The clerk handed over about $107, according to documents.

In the May 8 robbery, a man pulled out a knife and grabbed about $184 from the register, according to charging documents.

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Rhodes, who already was a suspect in the May 5 robbery, was found in a motel room later the night of May 8 with a large amount of small bills, later determined to be $184, police wrote in charging documents.

Rhodes later confessed to both robberies, and said his motive was to obtain money for his drug addiction, according to documents.

Rhodes was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $75,000 bond, according to court records.

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