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Two men arrested in connection with Hagerstown bank robbery

November 16, 2012|By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com
  • Jacob Malachi Adams, 22, of 330 McDowell Ave., Hagerstown, and Jared Jones Reeder, 25, of 3923 Duvall Ave., Baltimore, Md.
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Two men were arrested Friday morning and charged in connection to Thursday’s armed robbery of Susquehanna Bank on Salem Avenue, according to Lt. Tom Langston of the Hagerstown Police Department.

Jacob Malachi Adams, 22, of 330 McDowell Ave., Hagerstown, and Jared Jones Reeder, 25, of 3923 Duvall Ave., Baltimore, were taken into custody after a vehicle stop on East Avenue around 7:30 a.m., Langston said in a news release.

Both men face charges of armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft of over $10,000, plus various handgun and related charges, Langston said.

Hagerstown police received a phone call Friday morning from the AC&T store on Burhans Boulevard, relating that the occupant of the vehicle who was later located and stopped had attempted to pass suspected counterfeit money, according to the release.

Police identified the occupants of the vehicle as Adams and Reeder, who were taken to Washington County Detention Center and charged, police said.

After acquiring a search warrant for the vehicle, police located and seized money that was positively identified as the money taken at gunpoint from the 1326 Salem Ave. bank just before noon Thursday.

The AC&T store clerk thought the bill was counterfeit because it had been affected by exploded dye packs in the money bag, Langston said.

In the robbery less than 24 hours before, police said two men walked into the bank, displayed handguns, jumped over the counter and stole an undisclosed amount of money before getting away on foot. No injuries were reported.

It was the third robbery reported in the city since Hartle’s Subs on Marshall Street was robbed Wednesday night. Two 17-year-old males were arrested in connection to that robbery, Hagerstown spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said Thursday.

Two minutes after the bank robbery Thursday, a man stole money from Tekflash, a computer repair store on East Franklin Street, after tying up a worker with rope, Wolfe said.

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