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Man charged in attempted robbery at Dual Highway gas station

December 31, 2012

HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Police have charged a man with trying to rob a local gas station Monday morning.

A masked man entered the BP station at 1760 Dual Highway at about 1:54 a.m., police said in a news release.

The robber displayed a knife and approached a clerk behind the counter. The clerk struggled with the robber, who suffered a cut on his hand and then left, police said.

A police K-9 followed a blood trail to an apartment on Edgewood Hill Circle, near the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive.

A suspect — Kiley Steven Dusza, 22, who has no fixed address — was arrested and taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment of an injury that was not life-threatening, police said.

When Dusza was released from the hospital, he was taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

Dusza was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, having a concealed dangerous weapon and having a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.

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