Rob­bers hit Conowingo store, re­main on loose

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— A man and woman re­mained on the loose Wed­nes­day morn­ing af­ter rob­bing a con­ve­nience

CONOWINGO

store a day ear­lier, po­lice re­ported.

The strong-arm rob­bery oc­curred at 3:38 p.m. Tues­day at the Pantry I FoodMart at 1897 Conowingo Road, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesman.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors have posted a store sur­veil­lance video of the rob­bery on the agency’s Face­book page and are ask­ing for the pub­lic’s help iden­ti­fy­ing the two ban­dits, who were last seen run­ning from the store.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that might help in­ves­ti­ga­tors is asked to call CCSO Det. Tyler Price at 410-3922124 or email him at tyler. price@ccdps.org. Tip­sters also can pri­vate mes­sage the agency’s Face­book page, us­ing #ce­cil­county #idthe­sus­pects#ce­cil­sh­er­iff, and it will be for­warded to the de­tec­tive.

The video shows the fe- male sus­pect stand­ing in front of the check­out counter and an em­ployee on the other side, ap­par­ently in the mid­dle of a trans­ac­tion. Then it shows the male sus­pect charge be­hind the counter and grab some­thing, as the clerk screams. It ends with the sus­pects flee­ing.

“We be­lieve they were work­ing to­gether. The fe­male sus­pect made a pur­chase and then, at that point, the male sus­pect came in and took the cash regis­ter,” Holmes said, ex­plain­ing that pur­chase served as a dis­trac­tion and as an in­nocu­ous means to have the em­ployee open the cash regis­ter.

The fe­male sus­pect is de­scribed as white, with black hair and she was wear­ing a black long-sleeve shirt and black pants, po­lice said. The male sus­pect was wear­ing a white or gray hooded sweat­shirt and cam­ou­flage shorts over black pants, po­lice added.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CCSO

This sur­veil­lance photo shows the fe­male sus­pect in the strong-arm rob­bery at the Pantry I Foodmart in Conowingo on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CCSO

This sur­veil­lance photo shows the male sus­pect in the strong-arm rob­bery at the Pantry I Foodmart in Conowingo on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

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