Investigators with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Bel Air Police Department have begun working with counterparts from agencies in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties to determine whether a string of robberies at convenience stores across those areas are the work of the same suspect.
The suspect first attempted to rob the High’s Dairy Store on Bel Air South Parkway at approximately 11 p.m. Saturday night before fleeing down state Route 24 to the Exxon gas station on West MacPhail Road within Bel Air town limits, where he shot and wounded a store clerk.
But police are now working to determine whether the suspect may also have robbed four other convenience stores later that night, striking, in order, stores in Essex, Dundalk, and two in Glen Burnie, according to Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell.
“Local law enforcement believe that the Harford County robberies may be connected to several that occurred later that evening in Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County,” Worrell said. “Detectives in each of the jurisdictions involved are working cooperatively to locate and apprehend the suspect involved.”
Police are searching for a light-skinned black male, approximately 5-feet, 7-inches to 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a slight muscular build. The man was wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve shirt, black shirt and black shoes at the time of the Harford County robberies.
Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to contact authorities via the methods listed below.
From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
(July 19, 2011— Bel Air, MD) The Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Bel Air Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in obtaining information regarding two armed robberies that occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at approximately 11:00 pm. The suspect used a gun described as a black revolver, in an attempt to rob the clerks in both the Highs on Bel Air South Parkway and the Exxon on W. MacPhail Rd. In the Exxon robbery attempt, the suspect shot and wounded the clerk before fleeing the gas station.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, approximately 5’7” to 5’10” tall with a slight muscular build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black long sleeve shirt, black shirt and black shoes.
Anyone with investigative information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Harford County Sheriff’s Office Det. Sergent at 410-836-5428 or Bel Air Police Department Det. Helm at 410-638-4524.
Anyone with information regarding the crime who wishes to remain anonymous may report their information through the following methods listed below. Qualifying tips submitted to the tip lines below that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $2,000.00 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