Two Martinsburg, W.Va., residents charged after allegedly robbing man at gunpoint

November 18, 2011

FREDERICK, Md. — Two Martinsburg, W.Va., residents have been charged after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint in Frederick in August, the Frederick Police Department said.

Richard Mikel Bowers was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault, theft and handgun violations, according to a police department news release.

Bowers remains in Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg and is awaiting extradition to Maryland, police said.

Rebecca Sims was charged as a co-conspirator and faces the same charges, the release said. She also is charged with providing false statements to a police officer, police said.

Sims recently was extradited to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, police said.

Police said that a man was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 22 near Reich's Ford Road and Monocacy Boulevard.

The victim requested a ride from an acquaintance in West Virginia to his bank in Frederick, police said.

When the victim and suspects arrived in Frederick, the victim allegedly was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

Cash and other items were taken from the victim during the robbery, police said.

Items from the robbery were found in the suspects' vehicle when police executed a search warrant, police said.

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