Update: Three in Custody for Lovettsville Robbery

Update: Three in Custody for Lovettsville Robbery

Three suspects are in custody and facing charges in connection with the Dec. 28 armed robbery at the Bridge End Centre gas station near Lovettsville.

Michael A. Rives, 38, is facing charges in Loudoun County for 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. All three suspects are from Maryland.

All three suspects were apprehended in Maryland on Dec. 29 and are being held in Washington County and Frederick County pending extradition to Virginia, LCSO Public Information Officer Kraig Troxell said.

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

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Frederick Police Department and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office during the course of the investigation.