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Washington Township, Pa. police investigating possibly related robberies

July 25, 2012
  • Authorities say a weapon like this was used in an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven at 11922 Main St. in Libertytown, Md.
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BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. — Washington Township, Pa., police are investigating similarities between a July 9 armed robbery at the Blue Ridge Food Mart and one that occurred four days earlier in Libertytown, Md.

At the Blue Ridge Food Mart, 15010 Buchanan Trail East, a white male suspect entered the business at about 11:25 p.m. with a long-barrel weapon, police said in a news release.

He struck the clerk and demanded money from the register, then fled out the front door and ran south toward Wyndham Avenue, police said.

“Evidence at the scene indicates that the weapon was discharged during the incident,” police wrote in the news release.

Maryland State Police from the Frederick barrack responded to a report of an armed robbery at 10:32 p.m. on July 5 at the 7-Eleven at 11922 Main St. in Libertytown, the news release stated.

Police said the suspect, described as a white male, was armed with a rifle similar to one in a picture released by authorities. He was described as wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and having a gray scarf tied around his face.

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The suspect demanded money from the 7-Eleven clerk and discharged the weapon, police said.

Anyone with information may call Washington Township police at 717-762-1447 or Maryland State Police at 301-600-4173.

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