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Hagerstown man arrested after armed robbery at bank deposit box

Dennis Udo Wagner-Smith was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft

April 14, 2013
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A Hagerstown man was arrested Saturday night after a man was robbed at knifepoint outside The Columbia Bank on Wesel Boulevard, according to city police.

Dennis Udo Wagner-Smith, 41, of 314 Daycotah Ave., was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft, Hagerstown Police Sgt. John Lehman said in a news release.

At about 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the bank branch at 1571 Wesel Boulevard for a reported armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers found a man with a laceration to his hand, Lehman said. The victim told police he was attacked by a black male with a knife as he went to drop a money bag into the bank’s overnight deposit box.

Lehman said the robber took the bag, which contained an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled toward Ashley Furniture and Big Lots.

With the help of the Washington County’s Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police, Wagner-Smith was found and arrested near the intersection of South Burhans and Wesel boulevards, Lehman said.

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Wagner-Smith was being held Sunday on $75,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokesman said.

The male victim was treated at the scene, police said.

— C.J. Lovelace

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