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Hagerstown man charged in armed robbery downtown

July 12, 2013
  • Racquez Shireek Warfield
Washington County Sheriff's Office

A Hagerstown man has been charged with using a gun to rob another man early Friday morning in downtown Hagerstown, city police said.

Racquez Shireek Warfield, 18, of 103 E. Antietam St., was charged with one count each of armed robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft and reckless endangerment, according to a Hagerstown Police Department news release.

A man entered the lobby of police headquarters on Burhans Boulevard at 1:36 a.m. Friday and told officers he had just been robbed at gunpoint by several males in the area of South Potomac Street and West Antietam Street, police said.

The victim said he got into an argument with several males after they approached him from behind as he was walking up West Antietam Street. As they argued, one of the males punched the victim in the face, the release said.

One of the males, who was identified as Warfield, then pulled out what was believed to be a semiautomatic handgun and pointed it at the victim, police alleged in the release.

Warfield took an item from the victim before the males fled the scene, the release said.

Two juveniles who police believe also participated in the incident were found in the unit block of East Washington Street, police said. Officers said Warfield was picked up at his residence a short time later.

A third juvenile also was arrested, the release said.

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