A Prince George’s (Md.) County man has been charged with using a handgun Wednesday morning to rob Wayne’s Country Store at 1020 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown, police said.
Corey Anthony Dunbar, 42, was charged with one count each of armed robbery, theft, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and handgun violations, according to a police department news release.
The robbery was the second at the store in the last seven weeks. A man also attempted to rob the store during that same period.
Police Chief Arthur Smith said Wednesday’s robbery happened at about 7 a.m., when a man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money.
He said a clerk gave an unknown amount of cash to the man, who fled the store on foot.
Police said Officer Jesse Duffey saw the man leave the store and arrested him as he attempted to flag down a passing taxi.
“We’re trying to figure out what (Dunbar) was doing up here,” said Smith, noting no one was hurt during the robbery.
Wayne’s Country Store also was robbed Jan. 5, The Herald-Mail has reported.
Troy Antoine Frazier, 50, of 512 W. Church St. in Hagerstown, and Sean Eric Scott, 41, of no fixed address, were charged in connection with that case.
Smith said a man who attempted to rob the store Jan. 18 was still at large.
He was described by police as a black male, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing black pants and a dark brown hooded sweat shirt or Carhartt-type jacket with an emblem on the left chest area.
Smith said the police department recently sent an officer to the store to offer tips to help deter crime.