The robbery occurred in March.
Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Grand Jury on Friday indicted two of four individuals who are charged with robbing a Verizon store in Thurmont. Noah Pabloa Zayas, 24, of the Bronx, NY, is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, 2nd-degree burglary, 2nd-degree assault, theft between $25,000 and $100,000, and being an accessory after the fact. The second man, Luis J. Filpo, 21, if New York, NY, is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, 2nd-degree burglary, 2nd-degree assault, theft between $25,000 and $100,000, and using a dangerous weapon with intent to injure.
State’s Attorney Charlie Smith says it all began on the evening of March 18th, 2020, when a woman entered the store and asked for help for her phone. He says the clerk had a bad feeling and the woman left the store. “These two males come back in with masks on. One had a weapon raised; turned out to be a BB gun. Nevertheless it is a weapon. They let a third person in. They wound up taking over $30,000 worth of electronic devices from that store. They put them in suitcases. They left in a vehicle,” he says.
The car sped off northbound along Route 15 into Pennsylvania, where the suspects were apprehended.
An indictment moves this case to Circuit Court where a trial date will be scheduled.
One of the other defendants in this case, Angel Nestor Collazo, 20, of the Bronx, NY, has a initial appearance scheduled for August 20th. Court records say the four suspect, Andri Delacruzcuz, has died.
By Kevin McManus