UPDATE: Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Liquor Store Under Investigation

December 6, 2017

UPDATE – Official St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Release: On December 5, 2017, at approximately 7:38 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Centre Liquors, located at 40955 Merchants Lane, (Leonardtown Center), in Leonardtown, for a reported robbery.

An employee at the establishment advised two African American males wearing ski masks entered the store, brandished a handgun, demanded money, and assaulted the employee. Both suspects then fled the area on foot; the victim suffered minor injury from the assault and was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment.

This investigation is being continued by the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996 or by email at Melissa.Hulse@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may also remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

1/6/2017: On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at approximately 7:40 p.m., police responded to Centre Liquors, in the Shops at Breton Bay Shopping Center, on Merchants Lane, in Leonardtown for the report of an armed robbery.

Police arrived on scene to find an employee bleeding from the head, after being hit with a bottle, he was later taken to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Center, in Leonardtown for treatment.

Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot during the robbery, and the front glass door was broken out.

At least two suspects wearing ski masks entered the liquor store and displayed a handgun.

The suspects were last seen running towards the woods.

Crime Lab Technicians an Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to the scene and continued the investigation.

SMNEWSNET was live on Facebook, at the Shops at Breton Bay in Leonardtown, a few days ago, when the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office held a “All Hands Holiday Patrol Operation” The Holiday Patrol operation commenced with a public “Roll Call” in the Parking Lot, where the Command Post was stationed throughout the evening.

Sheriff Cameron explained, “The purpose of these operations is to increase public safety by creating a high-visibility police presence in our residential and business communities. We anticipate that our presence and direct action will deter those who might engage in crimes such as theft, assaults, and burglaries to motor vehicles.”

 

35 Responses to UPDATE: Armed Robbery at Leonardtown Liquor Store Under Investigation

  1. TellItLikeItIs on December 6, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I love how you included the Holiday Patrol Operation into this story! Typical SOMD policing. I guess, just like so many other things around here, it was all for show and as soon as the cameras were turned off, the LEO went about laziness as normal!

    • LawDogg on December 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Still butt hurt about those speeding tickets, huh? Get over it snowflake.

    • Rob Stark on December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

      No matter what they do, you (and every cop-hater out there)will bitch about it. No agency can cover 100% of the county 100% of the time. You realize that they have to rotate shifts so there can be police on duty 100% of the time. You also realize, of course, that our police officers have families too!

      • Anonymous on December 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

        It’s a sad state of affairs when a person can’t comment on policing practices without being called a “cop-hater”.

        What’s a good term for people who ALWAYS defend police, no matter the circumstance?

        How about “cop-suckers?”

    • Adam 12 on December 6, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I agree. I have an idea; maybe you should run for sheriff and show Cameron how it’s done. You got my vote.

    • werwe on December 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      Can’t be everywhere at once.

    • JO on December 6, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      You are an idiot!

    • Anonymous on December 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      The LEO went about laziness as normal”? I hope you never need their “lazy asses”.

    • Big Cookie on December 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Just curious, do you ever blame the criminals for committing the crimes? Just asking!

      • TellItLikeItIs on December 7, 2017 at 8:40 am

        All of you people who commented above are enablers. I think you need to re-read the last paragraph in the story and let that sink in. Apparently, it didn’t “defer” them enough. I don’t blame the sheriff or the police. I blame you moron voters who keep voting for Cameron even though crime has done nothing but skyrocket since he has been at the helm.

    • Jim C on December 7, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Cops aren’t our collective problem, rather slavery and the terrible legacy that it left on America that is evident in this article.

      • Nate B Forrest on December 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

        Agreed. We need to bring it back. Should help in stopping our crime epidemic.

        • Robert Peel on December 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm

          How about you go first and tell me how it tastes? I’m sure you are an excellent taste tester!

        • William Thompson on December 8, 2017 at 3:09 pm

          Please start with Jesse, Al and the Congressional Black Caucus. That would be an excellent way to bring back peace and civility to our great country. Maybe even start up a reverse middle passage cruise?

          • Noneofyourbusiness on December 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

            Wow. But there’s no racist. Not a such thing. So where should all the white people go back too that commit crimes. I see plenty of them on here as well. Oh this is there land right. History shows all the violence committed by the white man but only black people are violent.

  2. maxinedirtywaters on December 6, 2017 at 9:26 am

    No doubt it was the Amish

    • Jesse on December 6, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Levi strikes again!

      • Jacob Yoder on December 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

        Rumspringa! Whoop whoop!

  3. Kelvin Butler on December 6, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I hope the clerk is ok. Great store, good prices and the owner is a good dude. I plays keno there sometimes.

    • Anonymous on December 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Kumar? He’s a pos obviously you don’t really know him.

      • Kelvin Butler on December 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        I really do know him, obviously you don’t, or you mad because he let you go for stealing. You hurt? Too bad.

        • Anonymous on December 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

          If he let me go for stealing, WHY would i be mad? Wow, you really are stupid.

          • Chibbs on December 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

            So you are ok with stealing and not mad about it, got it.

          • Truth Hurts on December 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

            Fail idiot,where did I say that? Do you know what IF means?Jesus Christ you truly are dumb. Also slap your mother for me. Cheers dork.

          • Chibbs on December 11, 2017 at 9:12 pm

            Triggered!!!! Hilarious!!! Love it!!’

          • D J Trump on December 11, 2017 at 11:18 pm

            Fake news from an anonymous source. Crazy libs are at it again, don’t be fooled! MAGA!

  4. Anonymous on December 6, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Stuff like this makes me mad. Someone who is just trying to earn a living and they have to deal with this scum of the earth. I hope both crooks accidently discharge their guns while putting them back in their pocket and blow their more then likely inadequate junk to smithereens.

  5. Nate G on December 6, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I am SHOCKED! This is unheard of!

  6. Bebop on December 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Mossberg 590 will take of that silliness.

    • Anonymous on December 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      U mean 500 dips###.

      • Anonymous Crusher on December 8, 2017 at 9:23 am

        You are a dip####! The 590 is a heavy barrel version of the 500. Also, the primary difference between the Model 500 and Model 590 is in magazine tube design. Popular military shotgun.

    • Jules on December 8, 2017 at 8:13 am

      ENGLISH MOTHER****ER…. CAN YOU SPEAK IT??

  7. Bebop on December 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    He got the numbers confused with those on his Moron Members Club ID card.

    • TaxPayer on December 12, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Or possibly his EBT card three digit security code.

      • anonymous on December 12, 2017 at 1:40 pm

        EBT cards don’t have a three digit security code, duh…