Po­lice cap­ture sus­pect in Elk­ton rob­bery


ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— 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.


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