Hagerstown police looking for five males in connection with strong-arm robbery

March 22, 2012

HAGERSTOWN — City police are looking for five males who robbed two juveniles as they walked along Elgin Boulevard in Hagerstown on Wednesday night.

City Police Chief Arthur Smith said Thursday morning that officers didn’t have any suspects.

“Sadly, it was kids on kids,” he said.
Police were called at 8:02 p.m. to the first block of Elgin Boulevard for a report of a strong-arm robbery, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

An investigation showed that the two juveniles were walking along the street when they were approached by five males who demanded money, police said.

After the juveniles handed over their cash, one of the males punched one of the victims. The five males then fled with an undisclosed amount of money, the release said.


The robbers were described as being in their late teens, the release said. One was wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans, and another was wearing a tan jacket.

Officers said the victims did not require medical attention.

Anyone with information may call police at 301-790-3700.

— Dan Dearth

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