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Smithsburg man charged in motel robbery

October 25, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A Smithsburg man was charged with robbing the Super 8 Motel in Greene Township on Saturday.

Anwar McLeod, 27, was charged with robbery, theft, criminal mischief and several vehicle code violations, according to Trooper Decker of the Pennsylvania State Police's Chambersburg barrack.

A man with a McDonald's bag covering one of his hands, entered the Super 8 Motel at 3648 Olde Scotland Road around 3:55 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The man approached a female motel employee working the front desk, threatened her and demanded money, police said. After getting the money, the man fled to a vehicle and traveled northbound on Interstate 81, police said.

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State police pursued the vehicle for about 20 miles, stopping it at mile-marker 42, between Newville, Pa., and Plainfield, Pa., where the man was taken into custody, police said.

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