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Two armed robberies being investigated by Hagerstown Police Department

July 09, 2011

The Hagerstown Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred early Saturday.

The first robbery occurred about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Church Street and Norway Avenue, Sgt. Benjamin Lyncha said in a news release.

A man was dropping off a friend at the intersection when another man approached, Lyncha said. The suspect pulled out a knife, pointed it at the victim and demanded money, Lyncha said.

The suspect grabbed the victim's wallet from his vehicle and removed an undisclosed amount of money, Lyncha said. The suspect fled on foot toward Salem Avenue, Lyncha said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 195 pounds. He was wearing a dirty white tank top and white shorts, and had a shaved head and numerous tattoos, Lyncha said.

The second robbery occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the first block of Ross Street, Sgt. Eric Knode said in a news release.

A black male between the ages of 16 and 18 approached a driver with A1 Taxi Service, Knode said.

The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash, Knode said. He then fled on foot, Knode said.

The suspect is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and a blue North Carolina Tar Heels ball cap, Knode said.

Anyone with any information on either of the robberies may call the Hagerstown Police Department at 301-790-3700.

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