Gun­man robs store near Ris­ing Sun

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— A gun­man re­mained on the loose Tues­day after rob­bing a con­ve­nience store near Ris­ing Sun over the week­end, po­lice re­ported.

The holdup oc­curred about 9 p.m. on Satur­day at Pantry One in the 1800 block of Conowingo Road, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesman.

Po­lice said the gun­man walked into the store and ap­proached the check­out counter, where he bran­dished a hand­gun and de­manded money, po­lice said. After the em­ployee sur­ren­dered an undis­closed sum of cash, po­lice added, the ban­dit left the store and was last seen run­ning north on nearby Horse­shoe Road.

The sus­pect is de­scribed as be­ing a white man about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weigh­ing about 160 pounds with “red blondish” hair and hazel eyes. He was wear­ing a black hooded sweat­shirt, a black ski mask and a black ban­dana.

After re­spond­ing to the armed rob­bery call, CCSO deputies were as­sisted at the crime scene and the sur­round­ing area by an Aberdeen Po­lice Depart­ment K-9 Unit, po­lice re­ported.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that might help in­ves­ti­ga­tors iden­tify the sus­pect is asked to call CCSO Det. Tyler Price at 410-392-2124.

As of Tues­day night, CCSO in­ves­ti­ga­tors hadn’t de­ter­mined if there is a con-

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nec­tion be­tween Satur­day night’s armed rob­bery at the Pantry One near Ris­ing Sun and sim­i­lar holdups on Fri­day night at the Dol­lar Gen­eral store on Conowingo Road in Conowingo and the High’s Dairy Store on Tele­graph Road, north of Elkton, on May 6, ac­cord­ing to Holmes.

Mary­land State Po­lice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the pre­vi­ous two armed rob­beries. CCSO and MSP in­ves­ti­ga­tors have shared in­for­ma­tion about their sim­i­lar armed rob­bery cases, he noted.

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