Po­lice try­ing to ID sus­pect in aborted Elkton rob­bery

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ELKTON — In­ves­ti­ga­tors are cir­cu­lat­ing sur­veil­lance pho­tos of a masked per­son who tried to rob an Elkton con­ve­nience store on Hal­loween morn­ing, in hopes that some­one can help them iden­tify the sus­pect, po­lice re­ported.

Elkton Po­lice De­part­ment de­tec­tives posted two pho­tos of the sus­pect on the agency’s Face­book page late Tues­day morn­ing, one week af­ter the aborted rob­bery at the Wawa in the 300 block of West Pu­laski High­way oc­curred.

The masked per­son en­tered the store about 1:45 a.m. Oct. 31 and walked up to check­out counter, where the sus­pect then or­dered an em­ployee there to hand him money from the cash reg­is­ter, po­lice said.

Be­fore the worker was able to meet the sus­pect’s de­mand, how­ever, the masked per­son fled from the store, po­lice added.

“The sus­pect was scared away by an­other cus­tomer,” said Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman, who did not spec­ify if the sus­pect was spooked by a pa­tron en­ter­ing the store or by one who walked too closely to the rob­bery in progress.

Based on the pho­tos pub­li­cized by EPD in­ves­ti­ga­tors, the sus­pect was wear­ing light-colored, long pants; a red shirt, a dark — pos­si­bly black — jacket; a red skull cap and a ghoul­ish Hal­loween mask.

“Fea­tures re­gard­ing race have not been de­ter­mined,” Zurolo said.

Any­one who might be able to iden­tify the sus­pect or has helpful in­for­ma­tion about the at­tempted rob­bery is asked to call EPD Det. Shan­non Com­ley at 410-398-4200, ext. 38, or email her at scom­ley@elk­tonpd.org. These sur­veil­lance pho­tos show a masked man who tried to rob a Wawa in the 300 block of West Pu­laski High­way in Elkton

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about 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 31.

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