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Man charged in attempted robbery of Boost Mobile store faces additional charges

hristopher Donovan Heiberger has been charged with robbing the same Dual Highway store on Aug. 14

August 27, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com
  • This image from surveillance video shows a man wanted by police in connection with an armed robbery at the Boost Mobile store on Dual Highway on Monday, Aug. 14.
Hagerstown Police Department

A man charged with an attempted robbery at Boost Mobile on Aug. 23 has been charged with robbing the same store on Aug. 14, according to Washington County District Court records.

Christopher Donovan Heiberger, 27, of 11206A Marbern Road, Hagerstown, was charged last week with attempted armed robbery, attempted robbery, second-degree assault and carrying pepper spray with intent to injure in the Aug. 23 incident at Boost Mobile, 1201 Dual Highway, court records said.

In that incident, a man entered the store, demanded cash and tried to spray an employee with pepper spray, police said. Witnesses provided police with a description of a man, and Heiberger was arrested later that day at Rocky’s Pizza on Robinwood Drive, police said.

Heiberger was scheduled for a bond hearing Monday on charges from the Aug. 14 holdup, but chose not to have one, Assistant Public Defender Catherine Pugh told Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II. His combined bail on the two cases is $200,000, court records said.

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Shortly before 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Hagerstown police were dispatched to Boost Mobile for a reported armed robbery, the application for statement of charges said.

The store employee told police that a man had been pacing back and forth outside the store before he entered with what appeared to be a T-shirt tied around his face, the charging document said.

“Miss, I’m going to need you to give me all your money,” the man told the employee, according to the charging document. The man pointed an object at her that she initially believed was a handgun, the document said.

That man took $917 in the robbery, the charging document said. Video surveillance showed the object he was holding was possibly a can of pepper spray, the document said.

The employee identified Heiberger from a photo lineup, the charging document said.

Heiberger’s roommate told police that Heiberger got his hair cut after a surveillance camera photo of a possible suspect was posted Aug. 15 on The Herald-Mail’s website.

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