Police investigating multiple Royal Farms robberies, pair of commercial burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating multiple Royal Farms robberies and a pair of commercial burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, an individual entered the secured office shed of High Point Buildings, located in the 8700 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the suspect stole food, then fled the scene.

At 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, a suspect with a handgun robbed the Royal Farms store located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The suspect also robbed one of the customers in the store and then fled on foot.

At just after 2 a.m. on Thursday, two individuals attempted to burglarize Pastore’s of Rosedale, located in the 8400 block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237), by smashing the front door glass. The alarm sounded and the suspects fled. No entrance was gained.

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At just after 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, a man entered the Royal Farms store located in the 800 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex (21221), purchased a pack of cigarettes, and left. The man realized the cigarettes had been opened and returned to the store to get a refund. The store clerk refused to refund the money. The man then went behind the counter and, while taking the cigarettes, assaulted the clerk and then left the store. The suspect was arrested.

At just after 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, an armed man entered the Royal Farms store located in the 1600 block of Middleborough Road in Essex (21221) and demanded that the cashier open the register. After taking the cash, the suspect attempted to rob a customer of his wallet, but the customer had no wallet, so the suspect fled.

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Author: Chris Montcalmo

Chris Montcalmo is a mortgage banker, musician, entrepreneur, and part-time journalist. He has written for Blippitt and Wild Pitch Sports and is the former founder at the Baltimore News Journal. Chris founded NottinghamMD in March, 2016.