From the Aberdeen Police Department:
Employees of the Panera Bread located at 1022A Beards Hill Rd. were surprised early Wednesday evening when a man entered the store and robbed it at gunpoint. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash and after receiving an undisclosed amount fled the scene on foot.
The Aberdeen Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery and quickly canvassed area.
The suspect was described by witnesses as possibly Hispanic, male, 25 to 35 years old, with short, dark hair. He was approximately 5 foot 3 inches to 5 foot six inches tall, between 130 to 140 pounds. He had a distincitive scar on the back of his head. The suspect is pictured at the register in a grey t-shirt. A silver handgun was displayed during the robbery. The suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction.
Police encourage anyone that witnessed the robbery or has any information concerning the incident to contact the Aberdeen Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division, and request to speak with Detective Milton Alexander at 410-272-2121.
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