Police briefs - Sept. 13

September 12, 2011
  • Three people were injured when this car rolled three times and crashed into a utility pole Monday night in the 9400 block of Tomstown Road near Waynesboro, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. According to Franklin County Communications, the accident was reported 10:10 p.m. No other information was available late Monday night.
By Chris Tilley/Staff Photographer

Police looking for woman in attempted robbery

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police are looking for a female who attempted to rob a woman Monday afternoon outside the Michaels arts and crafts store in The Commons shopping center.

Dressed in a red sweat shirt and black pants, the suspect is estimated to weigh between 100 and 120 pounds and her blond hair was in a ponytail when the incident happened in the parking lot at about 1:30 p.m., according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Gary Harmison.

The suspect asked the woman for directions and then demanded her purse, according to Harmison.
The woman refused to give her purse to the suspect, who then grabbed the victim’s arm and said she had a gun, according to Harmison.

The victim screamed and the suspect fled in a shiny black convertible two-door car, which had a temporary registration beginning with “7T” or “T7,” according to Harmison. The state registration was not known, according to Harmison.


The suspect, who was a passenger in the car, also was wearing glasses, according to Harmison.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crime can contact Harmison at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 to leave an anonymous tip. 

Convenience store robbed in Waynesboro

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro (Pa.) Police Department is seeking the public’s help to find the man who robbed Rutters Farm Store on South Potomac Street.

The man walked into the store Friday at about 11:45 p.m. and gave the cashier a note that demanded money, according to a new release from the police department. The man was given about $100 before he fled the store and headed north on Philadelphia Avenue.

Police said the robber was white and in his mid-40s. He was about 6 feet tall and weighed roughly 200 pounds. The man was wearing tan denim shorts, a white ball cap and a brown button-up jacket or pullover sweat shirt with a hood.

Anyone with information about the case may call the police department at 717-762-2132.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports incidents

The following incidents were reported Friday through Monday by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office:

• A weed eater and an edger were stolen in the 19200 block of Deer Path.
• Various tools and a water heater were stolen in the 7500 block of Dam No. 4 Road.
• Vandalism in the 14200 block of Maugansville Road.
• A robbery in the 17300 block of Valley Mall Road.
• Scrap metal and copper stolen in the 100 block of North High Street.
• Jewelry stolen in the 1200 block of Brown Road.
• A theft in the 11500 block of Dam No. 5 Road.
• A theft in the 12200 block of Big Spring Road.
• A theft in the 17600 block of Virginia Avenue.
• A theft from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Massey Boulevard.
• A theft from a vehicle in the 6100 block of King Road.

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