CHESTERTOWN, MD. – The spread of drugs fueling violent crime is likely to be the underlying cause of this latest horrific crime to strike on Maryland’s once bucolic Eastern Shore. This latest armed robbery took place in a uniquely rural location between Centreville and Chestertown.
According to police, at about 1:46 am on Dec. 5, 2014, a suspect entered Royal Farms Store located at 6502 Church Hill Road, Chestertown, Queen Anne’s County armed with a machete.
Police say the robber threatened the two employees on duty and demanded money, taking all cash and coins from the cash register drawer. Police say the suspect fled in an unknown direction and with unknown transportation.
Photos from the scene show that the suspect appears to be a white male or a light skinned black male approximately 5’6” tall.
The suspect was wearing a dark grey hooded jacket with an orange colored lining, a camouflage face mask, brown jersey gloves and grey pants.
If anyone has any information on the possible identification of this suspect, please notify the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770.