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Man charged in Mathias Tavern robbery

John Francis Sullivan was being held in the Franklin County Jail Wednesday night on a $100,000 cash-only bond

September 28, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A Waynesboro man has been charged with robbing a local tavern just after noon on Wednesday.

John Francis Sullivan, 54, of 18 S. Grant St., was charged with two counts of robbery.

Sullivan was being held in the Franklin County Jail Wednesday night on a $100,000 cash-only bond, according to a jail spokesman.

Waynesboro and Washington Township police responded to a report of a robbery at 12:37 p.m. at Mathias Tavern at 300 Cleveland Ave.

After talking to several witnesses, police obtained a description of the robber and his possible direction of travel. Sullivan was later taken into custody.

Police did not say where Sullivan was arrested or how much money was taken in the robbery. They also did not say whether any weapons were involved in the robbery.

Waynesboro Police Chief Mark King said in a news release that police later looked at video surveillance from a Sept. 9 robbery at the Rutter's convenience store at the corner of South Potomac and Third streets in Waynesboro.

Positive identification led police to charge Sullivan with that robbery as well, King said in the release.

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