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Crisfield Police: New Leads in Robbery of Big Willey's

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CRISFIELD, Md. - Crisfield police continue to investigate the armed robbery of Big Willey's convenience store, finding new evidence that may lead them closer to the suspects.

It happened shortly before 11 a.m. Monday at the store, located at 3 South 7th St. When officers arrived on the scene, they found one female employee injured.

According to police, another employee said they saw a person come into the store carrying a handgun telling people this was a robbery.The employee that was ultimately injured, got into a fight with the person holding the gun, according to police. 

Investigators said as the two rolled on the floor, a second suspect went into the store, waving a piece of wood before hitting the employee.

Police said the first suspect then took money and both suspects left the store.

On Thursday, Crisfield police revealed they are looking for a third suspect in the case, one who they believe may have acted as a lookout for the other two suspects.

Additionally, the Crisfield Police Department says officers found a bicycle that may have been used by one of the suspects and abandoned. Police say they are analyzing the bike for fingerprints.

Police say they have also recovered the piece of wood used to strike the store employee, which turned out to be a 2x2 piece of wood about 12 inches long. That evidence has been submitted for DNA Analysis along with fingerprints, according to police.

Crisfield Police say they have had several tips come into the department, along with information from the streets and the Crisfield Housing Authority with regard to the suspects' identities. The department says it continues to act on every lead until its exhausted, but says the investigation is progressing well.

Police say they have executed two search and seizure warrants in the Crisfield Housing Authority along with DNA search warrants to obtain samples of DNA of those believed to be related to the investigation.

The first suspect was described as as black male, 18-22 years of age, wearing a white hoodie over his head and black pants, and wearing either a ski mask covering their face except their eyes or a cowling covering his face. He was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect was described as a black male, 18-22 years of age, wearing a gray hoodie over his head, black pants, and wearing either a ski mask covering their face except their eyes or a cowling covering his face. He was armed with a stick.

Police say they believe the suspects to be local and believes someone in the community knows the entire story. 

If anyone has information with regard to this crime police are asking you to contact the Crisfield Police Department at 410-968-1323 and speak to Det. Oakes, Lt. Luedtke or Chief Tabor. You can remain anonymous.

Police say there is a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction or the perpetrators of this crime.    
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