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Pair of teens face armed robbery, assault, weapons charges

February 21, 2011

Two boys, ages 16 and 17, were taken into custody Sunday night after two people pointed guns at a clerk at a West Franklin Street convenience store after the store closed, according to the Hagerstown Police Department.

At 10:53 p.m., an officer pulled into the parking lot at Nadia’s convenience store to investigate a suspicious person, according to a news release.

As the officer entered the parking lot, he noticed two males wearing masks and pointing guns at the clerk, the release said.

The clerk had closed the store and was getting into his vehicle, police said.

The males fled in a westerly direction and the officer stayed with the victim, police said.

Another officer took the teenagers into custody, police said.

The boys apprehended in the incident have been charged as adults, and each of them has been charged with armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault and weapons violations, police said.

The names of the two who were charged were not available.

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