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Two charged in connection with armed robbery at Hagerstown park

The teens, whose names were not released, were charged with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault, theft and other related charges

April 11, 2013

Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with an armed robbery Wednesday afternoon behind the Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown City Park.

The 15-year-old teenagers, whose names were not released, were charged with one count each of armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault, theft and other related charges, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

One of the juveniles was picked up at his home Wednesday night, Lt. Tom Langston said. The second juvenile surrendered at Hagerstown police headquarters Thursday morning.

Langston said children cannot be charged as adults until they’re 16 years old.

Officers were called at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an armed robbery at 110 Key St. in City Park.

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When police arrived, a boy told them he had been assaulted and robbed by several juveniles behind the Hager House.

The victim told police that one of the suspects struck him with a handgun during the course of the robbery, according to the release. The boy said the incident was not a random act, and that he was familiar with the suspects.

Police said the victim was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

— Dan Dearth

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