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By HEATHER KEELS and KATE S. ALEXANDER | | June 28, 2011
City police Tuesday afternoon arrested a man they believe robbed The Columbia Bank at 83 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown earlier in the day. However, the money the man allegedly took has not yet been found, police said. Franklin Dale Keefer, 28, of 50 Summit Ave., Apt. 607, was taken into custody by police Tuesday afternoon, Sgt. Jim Hurd said. Police found Keefer walking into the Dagmar hotel, where his apartment is, a little more than an hour after the robbery took place, he said.
May 16, 2013
A man suspected of robbing the Susquehanna Bank on Frederick Street in Hagerstown on May 10 has been arrested, according to the Hagerstown Police Department. Brandon Lee Rohrer, 23, of 20422 Mill Point Road in Boonsboro, faces charges of robbery, second-degree assault and theft from $1,000 to under $10,000. According to a report of the robbery in The Herald-Mail, the robber made off with an undisclosed amount of money May 10 after he handed a note to a teller demanding money. No weapons were displayed at the time of the robbery, according to police.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | May 5, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who took an undisclosed amount of money Wednesday from United Bank's branch office in the Maddex Square shopping center just outside of Shepherdstown. The robber handed a teller a demand note written on a red McDonald's french fries container, according to Sgt. R.S. Sell of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. No one was injured in the robbery, which police were dispatched to investigate at 12:14 p.m., Sell said. No weapon was shown, according to Sell.
By DAN DEARTH | August 5, 2010
Jurors in the trial of a man accused of helping to rob the M&T Bank at 930 Dual Highway in March were taken Thursday to view the crime scene. Prosecutors showed the jurors the alleged escape route, which led down a roadway between the M&T and Chevy Chase banks, and ended several hundred feet to the north near a wall behind the Weis market. It was there on March 8 that authorities arrested Darnell Edward Stewart, 50, of 9207 Eldon Drive in Clinton, Md., and two other men in connection with the robbery.
November 15, 1996
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer SCOTLAND, Pa - With the arrest of three Chambersburg men, Tri-State area police agencies were able to solve their third bank robbery in a week, police said. A total of eight Tri-State area banks have been robbed since September. The Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested three men in connection with the robbery of Chambersburg Trust's Scotland branch. According to police, they are: Darrell Briddell, 26, formerly of Philadelphia, who had been living at 433 E. King St. Eric L. Kilgore, 25, 23 N. Fourth St. Frankie Dean Thomas, 36, 411 Cedar St. All three are charged with armed robbery, the FBI said.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A judge in Washington County District Court found probable cause Wednesday to forward to circuit court charges against a Martinsburg, W.Va., man accused of robbing two Washington County banks. Bobby Gene Shelly, 33, of 28 Fletcher Court, has been charged with robbing an M&T Bank branch in Williamsport in May and an M&T Bank branch in Hagerstown in June. During a preliminary hearing Wednesday in district court, Washington County Sheriff's Department Detective Greg Alton testified that police have investigated possible connections with four bank robberies in Washington County and Jefferson County, W.Va.
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 17, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Winchester, Va., man charged with wearing a wig and using a car he was taking for a test drive to rob a bank in 2003 was indicted Wednesday by a Berkeley County grand jury. James Fairfax Wilson III, 36, of 207 N. Kent St., was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. The robbery happened on May 6, 2003, at the Jefferson Security Bank branch in Inwood, W.Va. A teller handed over $6,707, police said. Police have said that the robber, who wore a pink ball cap, dark sunglasses and a long black wig, handed a teller a day planner or similar-type of notebook.
April 8, 2006
A man arrested in Baltimore Thursday has been charged with the Jan. 27 armed robbery of M&T Bank in Williamsport, according to a written release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Ryan Kent Nesbitt, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, second-degree assault and theft more than $500 in connection with the robbery at the M&T Bank, at 14 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport, Investigator Chris Weaver said in the release. Nesbitt was being held without bond Friday night at the Washington County Detention Center, a jail spokesman said.
By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 13, 1999
A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Monday to robbing the American Trust Bank and was given a five-year prison sentence. David Brian Smith, 38, was captured on videotape robbing the American Trust Bank on North Potomac Street in August. According to court records, Smith walked up to the bank's drive-through window and handed the teller a note saying: "I want all your money or I will shoot you. " He turned himself into Hagerstown City Police four days later. In exchange for his guilty plea, lesser charges were dropped.
January 14, 1997
Two witnesses to the Jan. 10 robbery of the Home Federal Savings Bank Branch on the Dual Highway told Hagerstown City Police they saw a suspicious car parked behind the building just before closing that night. "They described the car as a red or maroon Ford Taurus station wagon or possibly a Ford Escort," said Sgt. Rick Johnson. The reason they noticed the vehicle, Johnson said, was because it was parked cockeyed in a parking space behind the building at 1700 Dual Highway near the intersection of Edgewood Drive.
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