Po­lice cap­ture sus­pect in Elkton armed rob­bery

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— A man ac­cused of rob­bing an Elkton- area con­ve­nience store at gun­point last week re­mained jailed on Wed­nes­day night, af­ter a tip helped in­ves­ti­ga­tors cap­ture him ear­lier that day, po­lice re­ported.

The sus­pect, Tyler Hol­brook, 32, of Goose­neck Court in Elkton, al­legedly robbed the Ex­press Mart in the 2200 block of East Old Philadel­phia Road, near the West Pu­laski High­way in­ter­sec­tion, about 8: 05 p. m. on May 18, po­lice said.

As the sus­pect ap­proached the cashier, po­lice added, he had his left hand con­cealed be­neath his gray, long- sleeve Tshirt — ap­par­ently con­ceal­ing a hand­gun — and he had the top of that shirt pulled up in an at­tempt to cover his face.

Af­ter the worker sur­ren­dered an undis­closed sum of cash to him, the sus­pect hur­ried out the store, po­lice re­ported.

A store sur­veil­lance cam­era video­taped the holdup, and Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice de­tec­tives later posted that footage on the agency’s Face­book

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page — which played a ma­jor role in iden­ti­fy­ing the sus­pect, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“Con­cerned cit­i­zens con­tacted in­ves­ti­ga­tors af­ter watch­ing the ini­tial video of the rob­bery,” re­ported CCSO Cpl. Michael Kalin­sky, an agency spokesman, ex­plain­ing that the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by those cit­i­zens helped de­tec­tives de­velop Hol­brook as the sus­pect.

That, in turn, led to in­ves­ti­ga­tors track­ing down Hol­brook and cap­tur­ing him Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Hol­brook was held in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter with­out bond on Wed­nes­day night.

Sched­uled for a June 24 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing, Hol­brook is charged with armed rob­bery, first- de­gree as­sault, theft of less than $ 1,000, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment, use of a hand­gun in the com­mis­sion of a felony or crime of vi­o­lence and three other of­fenses, ac­cord­ing to Ce­cil County District Court records.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CCSO

This sur­veil­lance photo shows an al­leged gun­man rob­bing the Ex­press Mart near Elkton on May 18. In­ves­ti­ga­tors cap­tured that sus­pect — whom po­lice iden­ti­fied as Tyler Hol­brook, 32, of Elkton — on Wed­nes­day.

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