STEVENSVILLE — Police are seeking two men in a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at the Kent Island Depot on Romancoke Road.
At about 4:47 p.m. Saturday, June 29, two black males entered the store; one went to the front counter and approached the clerk, according to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
The man then went behind the counter, while the clerk was distracted, put a blue bandana over his face, displayed a firearm and announced, “This is a robbery.”
While the first man was with the front clerk, the second man approached an employee at the rear of the store near the walk-in cooler. That man asked the employee to get him a 30-pack of beer. As the employee was going into the walk-in cooler, he saw the man pull a black face mask over his face.
The man then tried to lock the employee in the walk-in cooler, according to police. The employee was able to get out of the walk-in cooler, and a struggle ensued between the suspect and the employee with both falling to the ground. The first man then came to the second man’s aid, pointed the firearm at the employee and said, “Let him go.” The employee complied, and both men fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Both men last were seen running on the shoulder of Romancoke Road south. It is believed both men fled the area in an unknown model, gray pickup truck last seen traveling north on Romancoke Road. Both are described as younger black males. Images of the men were obtained from the store’s security cameras.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contacted the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at 410-758-0770 or Det./Cpl. Bassaro at 410-758-0770, ext. 1256.