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Paw Paw man convicted on armed robbery charges

May 31st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, the Honorable Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney, announced on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, that Abdul Wali Siddiq, 36 of Paw Paw, WV, was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.  The Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, sentenced Siddiq to fifteen (15) years in the Maryland Department of Corrections. 

In the early morning hours of December 30, 2015, Siddiq entered a convenience store located in Bowling Green, displayed what appeared to be a handgun to the clerk and robbed the store of cash and cigarettes. A co-defendant, Scott Levine, was previously convicted and sentenced for his role in the matter. The investigation revealed that the two men had traveled there together, along with a Kristin Miller, who drove the vehicle, for the purpose of committing the robbery.  Levine was apprehended and questioned by police, at which time he admitted that he and Siddiq had conspired to commit the robbery.  Clothing, a ski mask and shoes located in the suspect’s vehicle and on his person, matched that of the robber, based on video surveillance of the incident.  Miller is expected to enter into a plea agreement on June 2, relating to her involvement in the matter. 

The case was investigated by the C3I Unit and Maryland State Police.  Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean prosecuted the case.  Siddiq was represented by David Schram of the Public Defender’s Office.

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April 28th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Allegany County, the Honorable Michael O. Twigg, State’s Attorney, announced on Thursday, April 28, 2016, that Scott Tyler Levine, 28 of Paw Paw, WV, was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.  The Honorable W. Timothy Finan, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Allegany County, sentenced Levine to 20 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections, suspending 5 years of the sentence. 

In the early morning hours of December 30, 2015, Levine entered a convenience store located in Bowling Green, having been allowed in through a locked door by an employee, after making a request to purchase a soda.  The store began locking the door at night after having been robbed ten days prior.  Once inside the store, he was followed in by another man, who produced a handgun and robbed the store.  The investigation revealed that the two men had traveled there together, along with a woman, for the purpose of committing the robbery.  Levine was apprehended and questioned by police, at which time he admitted he had taken part in three separate robberies in the area, including the one that had taken place ten days prior at the same store.  

The case was investigated by the C3I Unit and Maryland State Police.  Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean prosecuted the case.  Levine was represented by attorney Sean Gallagher.


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