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Reward offered for information in armed robbery of the United Petroleum gas station

December 21, 2011

Hagerstown police Wednesday asked for the public's help in their investigation of an armed robbery of the United Petroleum gas station at 890 Pennsylvania Ave. on Dec. 16.

Investigators are continuing to follow leads in the case, and information has been received describing the suspects as possibly being black males, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

Two of the suspects in the robbery were initially described as being white.

A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the robbery of the station, the release said.

The robbery occurred about 7:11 p.m. when three suspects entered the gas station, brandishing guns and demanding money, police said previously.

The males were last seen fleeing north on the railroad tracks away from the gas station, according to a 911 supervisor. They escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

One of the males was described as being about 5 feet 7 inches tall, wearing a knit cap and black jacket. The second male was about 6 feet tall, wearing a burgundy hooded sweat shirt with white lettering and blue jeans, while the third male was described as wearing a black-and-gray striped shirt and black gloves, police said.

The robbery was the second at the gas station within a week's time.

On Dec. 14, a black male with a knife entered the store around 8:10 p.m. and demanded cash from an employee, police said. He fled after stealing an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information about the robberies can call contact city police at 301-790-3700, info@hagerstownpd.org or at crimetip@hagersownpd.org.

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