Police nab four men for robbery

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 29, 2001

Four local residents – including two juveniles – were arrested this week in connection with the June 18th armed robbery of the Maxi Mart on Lower Woodville Road.

Nicholas Bradford, 19, of 2 Phillip West Road; Carl Thomas Ryan, 16, of 150 Tubman Circle; Donald M. Brengettsy, 20, of 7 Bills Cul De Sac; and Walter Jones III, 16, of 14 Old Providence Road, have been charged with armed robbery.

Because of the nature of the crime, the two 16-year-olds are being charged as adults, said Maj. John Manley, of the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.

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Manley said anyone 13 years or older can be tried as an adult if the crime involves a weapon. &uot;These kids need to realize that,&uot; he said.

Manley said deputies believe two of the four suspects entered the gas station wearing ski masks, waving a gun and demanding money.

One of the four suspects drove the getaway car and the other served as a lookout, Manley said.

The stolen money has not been recovered, but the storeowner estimated the loss between $1,000 and $1,200.

Deputies were investigating the robbery but no more arrests are expected, Manley said.

The four suspects were being held without bond Wednesday at the Adams County Jail pending arraignment.