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Crime Watch - Nov. 4

November 03, 2011

3 men, woman rob, assault man, woman

Hagerstown police are looking for four people who robbed and assaulted a man and woman walking in a city alley Wednesday night, Chief Arthur Smith said Thursday morning.

The incident was reported at 10:11 p.m., when a man and woman told police they were approached by three men and a woman in an alley at the rear of the 100 block of King Street, according to a police news release.

The woman struck the female victim in the head and stole personal property from her, the release said. The male victim also was struck in the head by one of the male robbers, police said.

Police said the robbers then fled the scene.

Both of the victims were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries, the release said.

Anyone with information may call 301-790-3700.    


Prescription pad stolen from city health center

A prescription pad was reported stolen from the Phoenix Health Center on Oct. 28, according to Hagerstown Police Department spokesman.

Employees at the center on East Antietam Street did not know about the theft of the pad, but workers at a CVS store in Chambersburg notified authorities about suspicious prescriptions being written from the pad, Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said Thursday.


Someone spotted rushing through cafeteria overnight

A maintenance worker at North Hagerstown High School reported seeing someone rush through the school's cafeteria in the early morning of Oct. 25, Hagerstown police said Thursday.

The incident was listed as a burglary in police records although it is not clear where entry into the school was made, city police Detective Sgt. Jim Hurd said.

A maintenance worker noticed the person rushing through the cafeteria about 2:22 a.m., Hurd said.

The worker could not find the individual, Hurd said.

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— By Dan Dearth and Dave McMillion

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