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Salisbury Police Probe 3 Armed Robberies in 1 Night

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Video surveillance photos of the armed robbery suspects. Video surveillance photos of the armed robbery suspects.

SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police are looking for several suspects wanted in connection with three armed robberies that occurred an hour's time early Thursday.

Police said the first holdup occurred at around 1:08 a.m. at the Thirsty's convenience store at 1120 E. Church St. According to investigators, the victim, Saeed Ahmed, closed the business and was walking to his vehicle when two suspects approached him.

"They didn't say a word, they were smart because they didn't say a word because I know I'm going to pick up the voice, so they didn't say a word but somehow I was lucky," Ahmed said

Authorities said one of the suspects had a handgun. The victim tried to run from the suspects and fell on the ground, dropping a bag containing personal property. Police said the suspects then grabbed the bag and ran away.

A K-9 track was conducted by the Wicomico County Sheriff's office, but was unable to locate the suspects. During the incident, police say the victim sustained a hand injury, but refused medical treatment.

Detectives reviewed the video surveillance recording and determined that a third suspect was involved and observed running from the area with the two other suspects.

Police described the suspects in this incident as:

  • Suspect #1 - Black male, light skinned, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, thin build, approximately 20 years of age, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black work style pants, and in possession of a dark in color handgun.
  • Suspect #2 - Black male, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds, thin build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
  • Suspect # 3 - Wearing dark clothing, with no further description.

The second robbery occurred at about 1:55 a.m. on the 300 block of East Vine Street in reference to a strong armed robbery. Police said a male victim was walking alone when a suspect approached him from behind, punched him in the head, and knocked him to the ground. Police said the suspect demanded money and the victim's cellphone, then ran away. The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center for a minor head injury.

The suspect in this incident was described as a black male, 5-foot-8, thin build, long black hair, approximately 26 years of age and wearing a long sleeved white T-shirt.

Minutes later, at about 2:15 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery at the Royal Farms convenience store located at 1401 South Division St. Police said the investigation revealed two suspects entered the business wearing ski masks. Officers said one of the suspects had a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk placed the register drawer on the counter and the second suspect removed the money, police said. Both suspects then fled the scene by foot. A K-9 track was conducted by the Wicomico County Sheriff's office, but again was unable to locate the suspects. The victim was not injured.

Police describe the suspects in the Royal Farms robbery as:

  • Suspect # 1 - Black male, 5-foot-8, thin build, wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt with unknown white lettering on the back, dark jeans, black gloves, white shoes and in possession of a silver colored handgun.
  • Suspect # 2 - Black male, 5-foot-8, thin build, wearing a black ski mask, black and green camouflage sweatshirt, khaki cargo style pants, black gloves, and white shoes.       

Anyone with information about these incidents should contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165 or Crime Solvers at (410) 548-1776. Crime Solvers will pay up to $1,000 for tips that lead to arrest.

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