Po­lice cap­ture rob­bery sus­pect

Cecil Whig - - & - By CARL HAMIL­TON


— A woman who al­legedly played a role in the strong-arm rob­bery of a Conowingo con­ve­nience store last week is in cus­tody af­ter po­lice in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., ar­rested her on a war­rant re­lat­ing to the case, po­lice re­ported.

Coty Michelle Boyd, 23, of Havre de Grace, re­mained in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter in lieu of a $50,000 bond on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, ac­cord­ing to Ce­cil County District Court records.

Boyd is charged with rob­bery, se­cond-de­gree as­sault, theft of less than $1,000 and three con­spir­acy counts mir­ror­ing those of­fenses, court records show.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, in­ves­ti­ga­tors have iden­ti­fied Boyd’s al­leged ac­com­plice — a man who stands ac­cused of charg­ing be­hind the counter at the Pantry I FoodMart at 1897 Conowingo Road at 3:38 p.m. on Oct. 11, grab­bing the cash regis­ter as the em­ployee there screamed and then flee­ing on foot with it, ac­cord­ing to Lt. Michael Holmes, a Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice spokesman.

A store sur­veil­lance video of the rob­bery shows a woman, later iden­ti­fied as Boyd, stand­ing in front of the check­out counter as she ap­par­ently is buy­ing some­thing, when her al­leged ac­com­plice rushes be­hind the counter.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve that Boyd made the pur­chase so the em­ployee would have to open the cash regis­ter,


po­lice said. They also be­lieve that Boyd was there to dis­tract the clerk, as her al­leged ac­com­plice bolted from the side, po­lice added.

As of Thurs­day af­ter­noon, the male sus­pect had not been charged.

“He has been iden­ti­fied and charges are pend­ing against the se­cond sus­pect,” Holmes said, de­clin­ing to elab­o­rate be­cause of the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cers with the Metropoli­tan Po­lice De­part­ment took Boyd into cus­tody in south­west Wash­ing­ton, D.C., on Tues­day af­ter­noon on an ar­rest war­rant filed by CCSO Det. Tyler Price, lead investigator, po­lice said.

Boyd waived ex­tra­di­tion and was trans­ported back to Ce­cil County late Wed­nes­day, po­lice added.

Help­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tors iden­tify Boyd as a sus­pect was a store sur­veil­lance video of the rob­bery, which CCSO de­tec­tives posted on the agency’s Face­book page in hopes of gen­er­at­ing some tips, po­lice re­ported.

“We have very clear footage of her, and we re­ceive sev­eral tips that al­lowed us to iden­tify Boyd as the sus­pect,” Holmes said, adding, “We also ob­tained in­for­ma­tion that she was in­volved in the rob­bery.”

The sur­veil­lance video shows that Boyd did not wear a mask, a hat or any other type of cloth­ing or ac­ces­sory that would have con­cealed her face and hair.

Her al­leged ac­com­plice wore a white or gray hooded sweat­shirt, with the hood drawn tightly, and cam­ou­flage shorts over black pants, po­lice added.


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