From the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
Joppa, MD _ Maryland State Police from the Bel Air Barrack “D” are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three subjects who robbed a clerk at the Joppa Citgo convenience store at gunpoint shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.
Troopers from the Bel Air Barrack were called to the Joppa Citgo at 910 Old Philadelphia Road (near Joppa/Magnolia Firehouse) at approximately 11:00 p.m. Upon arrival, Troopers made contact with the clerk, who was assaulted when three men entered the establishment brandishing handguns. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency and a large quantity of cigarettes and cigars. There were no patrons in the convenience store at the time of the robbery.
A Maryland State Police K-9 unit and a Harford County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit both responded to the scene and conducted tracks. Neither K-9 team was able to locate the suspects, who are presumed to have fled in a vehicle after leaving the establishment.
The investigation revealed Suspect No. 1 was possibly a white male, approximately late teens or mid-20s. He was approximately six-foot tall, weighing nearly 175 pounds. The suspect was clad in black pants and a two-tone sweatshirt. Suspect No. 2 was possibly a white male, approximately six-foot two inches tall, weighing an estimated 190 pounds. He was wearing a blue and crème-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The third suspect was approximately five-feet eight inches tall, weighing an estimated 160 pounds. Suspect No. 3 was wearing a blue sweatshirt and black pants.
The clerk was not injured during the assault.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact Metro Crime Stoppers www.metrocrimestoppers.org. If your tip to the hotline leads to an arrest and indictment for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
If you have information on the above crime or suspects, please call, e-mail, or text:
Toll Free 1-866-7LOCKUP or text “MCS” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).