Third armed robbery in three days reported in Harford

Havre de Grace business held up Friday night; robber still at large

  • A robber is seen running through the Subway sandwich shop in Greenbrier Hills Shopping Center in Bel Air after holding up the business at gunpoint Wednesday night, March 20.
A robber is seen running through the Subway sandwich shop in… (Harford County Sheriff's…)

UPDATE March 29: On Friday, the Harford County Sheriff's office released surveillance footage from a March 21 armed robbery at a Bel Air Royal Farms store. The video shows the suspect entering the store, collecting an undisclosed amount of cash from the counter, and then leaving the store.

The Sheriff's office suspects this incident is connected to two other armed robberies, one the day before, a third the following day.

Original report from March 23 is below:

A third Harford County armed robbery in three days Friday night has investigators for the Harford County Sheriff's Office considering the likelihood all three are related.

The latest robbery occurred around 8:50 p.m. Friday when sheriff's deputies responded to Jacki's Intimate Boutique, in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace, after receiving a report an armed robbery.

Upon arriving, deputies made contact with the store clerk who told police a white male, 20-25 years of age, weighing between 170-180 pounds, wearing a black bandanna covering the lower portion of his face, a gray hooded sweat shirt, and light colored jeans entered the business, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release Saturday.

The robber approached the clerk displaying a handgun and demanded the money from the register, and she complied, according to the release. The robber left the store and immediately ran west on the eastbound shoulder of Route 40 (Pulaski Highway).

There were several patrons in the store at the time of the robbery; however, they were not approached by the suspect and no injuries were reported, the Sheriff's Office said.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored two door Toyota Corolla or Nissan Sentra drive east toward the Hatem Bridge with its lights off immediately after the robbery, according to the Sheriff's Office. The vehicle was parked a short distance away and in the same direction the suspect fled after committing the robbery.

The Sheriff's Office said deputies are also investigating if this is the same person is involved in two armed robberies in Bel Air earlier this week. The Subway in Greenbrier Hills Shopping Center on Churchville Road was robbed on March 20 at approximately 9:15 p.m. and several hours later, at approximately 4:00 a.m. on March 21, the Royal Farm Store at Route 543 and Route was robbed.

Descriptions of the robber who held up the Subway and Royal Farms are similar to those of the robber at Jacki's Intimate Boutique, as were the robber's actions at all three places. No arrests have been made in connection with either of the three robberies.

Anyone with information about any of the three robberies is asked to call Det. Tammy Burns at 410-836-5043.

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