Man robs East Franklin Street computer repair shop

A man entered Tekflash, tied up a worker and took an undisclosed amount of money from the register

November 15, 2012

A male entered a computer repair shop on East Franklin Street Thursday morning and tied up a store worker before robbing the business, according to a Hagerstown Police Department spokesman.

The robbery was reported two minutes after the Susquehanna Bank at Salem and Rhode Island avenues was robbed.

The male entered Tekflash at 61 E. Franklin St., and made a threat that he had a weapon, according to Lt. Tom Langston.

The male then tied the workers’ hands behind his back with a nylon rope and told the worker to sit on the floor, Langston said.

The male took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and ran out of the store, Langston said.

The worker was able to free himself and call the police, who were notified at 11:55 a.m., Langston said.

There were no customers in the store during the robbery, Langston said.

It was the third robbery in the city in about a 17-hour period.


In addition to the Susquehanna Bank robbery Thursday, two males, one carrying a handgun, robbed Hartle’s Subs on Marshall Street on Wednesday around 6:44 p.m.

Two 17-year-old boys were arrested Thursday morning in that robbery, authorities said.

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