Two charged in Harford convenience store robberies

Two men have been arrested and remain jailed in connection with two convenience store robberies in northern Harford County earlier this month.

Daniel Max Bova, 27, of the 4900 block of Jolly Acres Road in White Hall, was charged April 19 with robbery and theft less than $1,000 and is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center.

Patrick Anthony Hasson, 31, of the 8700 block of Blairwood Road in Nottingham, was charged Saturday with armed robbery, two counts of theft less than $1,000 and two counts of robbery. He is also being held without bail at the Harford jail.

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies and Maryland State Police troopers responded to two different robberies on April 10 at local High's stores, three miles apart.

The first robbery was in the 4500 block of Norrisville Road in White Hall, at approximately 1 p.m.

Hasson allegedly passed the clerk a note that said, "give me your money, I have a gun and I am not afraid to hurt someone," according to charging documents.

The clerk then passed over nearly $300 from the register and showed Hasson there was no more money in the drawer, according to charging documents.

Upon his arrest, and after being read and waiving his Miranda rights, Hasson admitted to the robbery, according to charging documents.

The second robbery, which was handled by Maryland State Police, occurred shortly after 9 p.m on April 19 at High's in the 4100 block of Norrisville Road in Madonna. In that instance, a white man slipped the clerk a note, demanded money and then ran off, according to a state police news release.

A tip led state police to the identities of the two suspects, according to the news release. With the help of the Harford County Sheriff's Office and Baltimore County Police Department, search warrants were executed for Hasson and Bova at their residences.

Evidence at the two residences linked the men to the crimes, according to the state police press release, which cited collaborative teamwork as part of the "overall success" of the investigation.

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