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Shepherdstown robbery suspect in jail

February 08, 2013|By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — A Pennsylvania man was being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on Friday night following his apprehension in Berkeley County, W.Va., in connection with an armed robbery at the Shepherdstown Pharmacy on Thursday morning.

Joshua Armolt, 30, whose address was not available, was taken into custody at an apartment building on Holiday Road in the Swan Pond area of Berkeley County.

Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, West Virginia State Police and U.S. Marshals were acting on a tip from Martinsburg Police when they spotted Armolt’s black Pontiac Sunfire convertible parked in front of the apartment building, according to Lt. T.H. Hansen of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

Armolt was charged by state police with possession with intent to deliver. He is being held on $50,000 bond on that charge, according to authorities.

He was picked up on a warrant signed by Jefferson County Magistrate William Senseney on charges of armed robbery and grand larceny. He had not been arraigned on those charges as of press time Friday.

Police said they found a gun in the apartment where Armolt was apprehended that police suspect was used during the robbery. Police said they also collected prescription bottles and packages that were later identified by the pharmacist from the Shepherdstown store.

According to police, Armolt entered the pharmacy at 7670 Martinsburg Pike midmorning Thursday demanding prescription drugs.

According to witnesses, he was described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s wearing a yellow sweat shirt and blue sweat pants. He wore a ski mask and pointed what appeared to be gun at employees.

There were no injuries.

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