From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
(January 21, 2015 – EDGEWOOD, MD) –On January 19th, Deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Aldi Grocery Store in Edgewood for the report of an armed robbery in progress.
Upon arrival, Deputies were directed to a male who was lying face down on the floor inside the business who appeared to be suffering from cardiac arrest. As Deputies searched the business, other Deputies initiated CPR and prepared for the use of an Automated External Defibulator (AED). Prior to the use of the AED, during a search of the subject, a handgun was located under his body.
The AED was used twice by Deputies to shock the subject’s heart in an effort to re-establish an effective heart rhythm. Witnesses confirmed the subject, who matched the description provided deputies by the Emergency Operations Center, as the person who attempted to rob the store. Paramedics from the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company arrived and took over care from Deputies. The subject was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators have identified the deceased male as Wayne Clark, 52, of Edgewood. In addition to the January 19th attempted armed robbery of the Aldi Grocery Store in Edgewood, detectives have determined that Clark is also responsible for the November 6, 2014, armed robbery of the same Aldi Grocery Store and the robbery of the Dollar General Store in the 2200 block of Hanson Road, in Edgewood on November 29, 2014.
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is continuing this investigation.