From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Abingdon, MD – October 17, 2011) At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2011, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report for an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Chick-fil-A located in the 400 block of Constant Friendship Blvd in Abingdon, MD.
As the opening crew was arriving at work, two armed suspects approached them in the parking lot and pushed there way into the restaurant, as the opening manager was letting them into the building. At gunpoint, the suspects forced the manager to open the safe, and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.
The first suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall with a deep voice, white cloth bandana around his head and face, black gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt and baggie black sweat pants. The second suspect is described as a black male approximately 5’8” tall dressed all in black. The suspects exited the building and fled the area in a black or dark colored Chevy Colbalt. No Chick-fil-A employees were injured during the robbery.
Anyone with investigative information regarding the individuals depicted in the photo is encouraged to contact Detective Phil Golden at 410-836-5430.
Anyone with information regarding the crime wishing to remain anonymous may report their information through the following methods listed below. Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $2,000 in rewards.
Website/Email: Submit a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted
Text message: Metro Crime Stoppers – Text “CRIMES” (274637). Begin the message “MCS,” then add the information.
Phone: Harford Crime Solvers – Call 1-888-540-8477
Why is this Abingdon area consistently targeted for robberies? Whether it be Target, Regal, and now Chik-Fil-A! I guess the new intersection at 24 makes it easier for the criminals to flee. Good grief. Is Wegman’s next?
retired cop says
The Abingdon area is targeted for robberies because the local sheriff couldn’t prevent somebody stealing pencils from a blind man; they are too busy chasing skateboarders. I was stopped last year by a sheriff, mainly because I got into the traffic circle first, ahead of him and didn’t give him right of way; no lights, no siren. He said i was going “kind of fast” in the circle and my tag light was “kind of dim” I told him his probable cause or the stop was “kind of weak”If they tried preventive patrols, and a little profiling of criminals instead of stopping law abiding citizens for “contempt of cop” they could stop a robbery.
My suggestion is to pack some “heat” when you travel around this county. I feel safer in downtown Baltimore.
That is unfortunate. Doesn’t really sound like a reason to pull you over, but I am not a law enforcement officer.
In general though, do you think it has anything to do with the proximity to 95 and Rt 40? Would patrols by the HCSO prevent these armed robberied?
Anyone can look at the situation in Abingdon and see it’s a recipe for that type of crime. There’s quick and easy access to highways and it’s the border/buffer between more well off areas and less well off areas. Those are always higher crime spots.
Notice the emphasis on relativity. Crime in Abingdon is very low in general, and in particular, based on population and density.