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Police probe robbery attempt at Hagerstown store robbed earlier this month

January 19, 2012

Hagerstown Police are investigating an attempted strong-arm robbery Wednesday night at a Hagerstown store that had been robbed at gunpoint less than two weeks earlier.

At about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, a male entered Wayne’s Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St. and demanded money, according to a police press release.

The male left the store before receiving any money, but quickly returned, the release said. He again left the store without receiving any money, and fled eastbound through a nearby alley, police said.

The unidentified male is described as black, 5-feet-2 to 5-feet-5 inches tall, wearing black pants and a dark brown hooded sweat shirt or Carhartt-type jacket with an emblem on the left chest area.

Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call 301-790-3700, ext. 234, or email crimetip@hagerstownpd.org.

It was the second time this month the store has been the target of robbers.

On Jan. 5, two men, including one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at the intersection with Nottingham Road, city police said.

In that robbery, two black males entered the store at the Liberty gas station and took $300 from an employee who was counting cash to put in a safe, according to charging documents. Two men have since been charged in that crime.

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