Sheriff's Office says tip led to robbery suspects' arrest

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August 14, 2011|By Staff Reports

UNION BRIDGE — A 26-year-old man from Pennsylvania was arrested this week and charged in the June robbery of a Union Bridge convenience store.

Michael Joseph Springer, 26, from Waynesboro, Pa., was arrested Aug. 9 by deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said that on June 14, at about 2:20 a.m., deputies responded to a hold-up alarm at the 7-Eleven in the 100 block of Main Street in Union Bridge.

Deputies said that a white male wearing a black hoodie, white mask and black gloves had entered the store displaying a handgun and demanded money from the cashier. No one was injured during the robbery and the man fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Acting on a tip from residents, deputies located Springer in the unit block of Broad Street in Taneytown and arrested him after a brief struggle.

Springer was transported to Carroll County Central Booking, in Westminster, and faces armed robbery charges and other charges related to the June 14 robbery, as well as charges from an alleged June 16 check fraud.

The Sheriff's Office investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Cpl. Doug Epperson at 410-386-2574, or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-8477.

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