Crime, Police/Fire

Kingsville man arrested after robbing Royal Farms store in Edgewood

KINGSVILLE, MD—A Kingsville man is in police custody after he robbed a Royal Farms store early on Thursday morning.

At around 2 a.m. on May 28, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Royal Farms store located in the 600-block of Edgewood Road in Edgewood for a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, deputies were informed that a male had entered the store to use the restroom. Upon exiting the restroom, the suspect grabbed an item from the store, put it in his pocket and approached the counter. At that time, the employee stated that she was unable to serve him because he was not wearing a mask. The suspect then insinuated he had a weapon, stole an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene.

Deputies later located and arrested the suspect, identified as Francois Guy Paquette, 45, of Kingsville. No weapon was found.

Paquette has been charged and transported to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held after waiving his initial appearance in front of a district court commissioner.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. No further details are being released at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detective Pilachowski with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 410-836-5437.

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