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Two charged in Monday robbery

December 26, 2011

HAGERSTOWN — Police have charged two people in a strong-arm robbery that occurred Monday morning on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, city police said.

Michael Junior Rodriguez, 22, and Barbara Jean Rodriguez, 20, neither of whom have a fixed address, were each charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft of less than $1,000, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department.

The robbery was reported at 11:41 a.m. near 55 S. Potomac St., police said. The victim said she had been assaulted and robbed, and knew the people involved, police said.

The Rodriguezes were arrested after a brief investigation.

They were awaiting arraignment at the Washington County Detention Center Monday afternoon, according to a spokesman there.

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