Lovettsville Armed Robbery Suspects Nabbed

Three Maryland residents are in custody and facing charges in connection with the Dec. 28 armed robbery at the Bridge End Centre gas station near Lovettsville, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael A. Rives, 38, is facing charges of robbery, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Two other suspects—William L. Russ, 47, and Elizabeth D. Hawbaker, 27—are facing charges for conspiracy to commit robbery.

They were apprehended in Maryland yesterday and are being held pending extradition to Virginia.

The robbery occurred around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when Rives allegedly entered the store, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sheriff’s Office detectives worked with the Washington County (MD) Sheriff’s Office, the City of Frederick (MD) Police Department, and the Frederick County (MD) Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.

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