Suspect charged with two robberies
PRESTON — A Hurlock man is being held without bond in the Caroline County Detention Center after he was arrested and charged in connection with two robberies on consecutive nights in Preston, the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Nathaniel Bryan Hubbard, 29, of Hurlock, faces two counts each of robbery and theft between $100 and $1,500, and one count each of armed robbery, firstand second-degree assault, fourth-degree theft, and reckless endangerment.
Police said they responded at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, for a panic alarm at Mike’s Liquor Store at 163 Main St. in Preston, where deputies learned a white man wearing a black jacket, jeans and white shoes had entered the store and demanded money from an employee.
The employee gave the man an undisclosed amount of money, a pack of cigarettes and a lighter. The man then fled on foot from the store.
The description matched that of the suspect who committed a robbery the night before, Tuesday, March 27, at Shore Stop at 223 Main St., Preston.
In that incident, police said the man ordered an employee to give him money from the register after requesting a pack of cigarettes. Police said the employee noticed a bulge in the suspect’s pocket that resembled the appearance of a handgun. The employee gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money from the register and a pack of cigarettes.
Investigators believed the same suspect committed both robberies. Information was developed through multiple sources, leading to Hubbard being identified as a suspect.
On Thursday, March 29, detectives responded to an address in Dorchester County, where Hubbard was taken into custody without incident.
NATHANIEL BRYAN HUBBARD