Eastern Shore Police Beat: Machete Robber Strikes Same Royal Farms Store Twice in Two Weeks

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Eastern Shore Police Beat

CHESTERTOWN, MD. – A frightening figure of big-city crime is haunting an idyllic rural area of Maryland and has robbed the same store twice, both times using a machete to get the money and run.

Royal Farms robber had machete 120814Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Royal Farms on Church Hill Road near Chestertown at 3:07 am on Dec. 18, 2014, for the second time in two weeks for a robbery perpetrated by a madman waving and threatening clerks with a machete.

 When police arrived they were told by the clerks that the robber entered the store with a machete and demanded money. At the time of the robbery there were two clerks on duty, one who was also on duty on a previous robbery on December 5th. This clerk advised the robber this morning was dressed identical to the suspect on the 5th.

After leaving the store the suspect was last seen running towards Rt. 544. A getaway vehicle was not observed.

Neither of the employees was harmed and the robbery netted less than $75.

Crime ReportThe responding Deputy was assisted by Dfc. S. Fraser and Deputy R. Davidson from the Queen Anne’s Sheriff’s Office, Officer L. Speight of Chestertown Police and troopers from Maryland State Police Centreville Barrack.

The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s K9 also responded to attempt a track but was unable to locate the suspect.

TIPSTERS can call the Sheriff’s Office at (410) 758-0770 or PM the Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page.

Royal Farms robbery Chestertown with robber armed with machete
Royal Farms robbery Chestertown with robber armed with machete

On Dec. 5, 2014 at 1:46 am the Sheriff reports that the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store located at 6502 Church Hill Road, Chestertown, Queen Anne’s County armed with a machete. Police say the machete-wielding man threatened the two employees on duty and demanded money, taking all cash and coins from the cash register drawer. The robber then fled in an unknown direction and beat feet. The understandably shaken clerks were not able to identify any vehicle used by the crazed criminal.

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Police say the robber appears to be the same man in both holdups. He is described as a white male or a light-skin black male approximately 5’6” tall. He 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.




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