Police capture suspect in Elkton robbery
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— Investigators captured a man nicknamed “Monster” early Wednesday morning, shortly after he allegedly committed a strong- arm robbery on a downtown Elkton street, police reported.
The incident occurred about 11: 45 p.m. Tuesday when the suspect, David Fogleman, 50, walked up to an acquaintance in the 200 block of West Main Street and asked if he could lend him $5, prompting the acquaintance to see if he
would be able to oblige, according to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elkton Police Department spokesman. “The victim pulled his money out of his pocket to see if he had a $ 5 bill on his person. As the victim went through his money, Fogleman forcefully took the victim’s money and fled the area on foot,” Zurolo explained. EPD officers rushed to the scene after the victim called to report the robbery, police said. The victim told investigators that he knew the suspect only by the street name of “Monster,” police added.
As it turned out, officers were familiar with the man nicknamed “Monster” through previous contacts with him and were also aware of his real name, police reported. Investigators showed the victim of photo of Fogleman and he, in turn, immediately identified him as his alleged assailant, according to police.
EPD officers searched the area close to where the strong- arm robbery occurred, police said. They spotted Fogleman shortly after midnight near Mackall Street and West Main Street — the street on which Fogleman lives — and arrested him without incident, police added.
Investigators searched Fogleman, but they were unable to find the victim’s money, police reported.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Fogleman remained in the county detention center in lieu of $ 10,000 bond, according to Cecil County District Court records, which indicate that Fogleman is scheduled for a Nov. 4 preliminary hearing.
Fogleman, who lives on the same block as where the incident occurred, is charged with robbery and theft of property valued at less than $ 1,000, court records show.