Machete-wielding bandit nabbed during holdup attempt
Troopers were lying in wait
— A North East woman who allegedly used a machete to commit three robberies at county convenience stores last week is now in custody after police arrested her in the midst of holding up another store.
Sarah Beth Clendaniel, 28, of the 400 block of Champlain Road, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday after she walked into the High’s
Dairy Store in Bay View, threatened two clerks with a machete and demanded they open the register, according to Maryland State Police.
Police also arrested Allen Lynn White, 59, also of the 400 block of Champlain Road, while he was sitting in a running 1998 GMC truck parked in a dead-end lane in a secluded residential area about 100 yards north of the store. When approached by troopers, White voluntarily admitted he was waiting for Clendaniel, according to state police.
Clendaniel is facing charg- es of armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault and attempted theft. White is facing armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault and attempted theft and conspiracy charges, according to state police.
Clendaniel remains in the Cecil County Detention Center after a judge set her bail at $300,000 early Wednesday morning, while White was released on a $10,000 bail bond the same day, according to online court records.
County council candidates Bob Meffley, Jackie Gregory and Paul Trapani answer questions during the primary forum on Tuesday night.
Police have captured a masked, machete-wielding bandit who is allegedly responsible for three convenience store robberies, including one at High’s Dairy, last week.