Men charged in bank robbery after being apprehended in separate Premium Outlets stores
A robbery was reported at the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union on Virginia Avenue on Monday afternoon. (By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer / April 29, 2013)
Police swarmed the outlets when Joshua Andre Lockley and Cruz Daniel Maldonado were apprehended, and people who were shopping at the time stopped and watched the situation unfold.
Lockley, 28, of 424 N. Locust St., and Maldonado, 21, of 398 Bryan Place, were being held in the county’s central booking facility Monday night waiting to see a district commissioner, a spokeswoman said.
According to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Lockley and Cruz have each been charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft from $1,000 to under $10,000, conspiracy to commit theft from $1,000 to under $10,000, first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, handgun in vehicle, handgun on person, use of a handgun during a felony offense and illegal possession of a firearm with a felony conviction.
Authorities were notified about 2 p.m. of the robbery at the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union at 16802 Virginia Ave. A man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a black bandanna entered the bank, demanded cash from a teller and showed a handgun, police said.
The man fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
A state fire marshal saw the man leaving the bank, getting into a vehicle and leaving the area, police said.
The fire marshal was able to give a description of the vehicle to other authorities and a state police trooper saw the vehicle traveling on Oak Ridge Drive, police said.
The trooper followed the vehicle to the Hagerstown Premium Outlets, where the automobile jumped a curb and struck the rear of the American Outfitters store, police said.
Maldonado and Lockley ran from the vehicle, police said.
The capture of the men occurred after another incident at the shopping complex at about 12:30 p.m. in which three other men were apprehended in a parking lot in connection with a counterfeit investigation.
— Dave McMillion