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Police have ID on suspect in Scotto’s robbery

Edited by Chris Graham

Waynesboro Police have a suspect in the brazen armed robbery reported at Scotto’s Italian Restaurant on Sunday.

Douglas Eugene Barnes, 52, of Waynesboro, is wanted for armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony theft of a firearm and discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling.

The robbery at Scotto’s involved a man who reportedly held up staff after eating a meal at the restaurant.

Waynesboro Police are currently coordinating efforts to bring Mr. Barnes into custody with the Augusta County Sherriff’s Department as well as other agencies and have been conducting various operations overnight as well as currently.

The department requests that anyone with Information that may lead to the arrest of Barnes contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540.942.6675 or Crime Stoppers at 800.322.2017.