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St. Mary's law officers are seeking the public's help through the county Crime Solvers program in their probe of a convenience store holdup in Mechanicsville and a burglary at a sporting-goods business in Lexington Park.
A masked assailant armed with a knife robbed a clerk at a 7-Eleven store in Mechanicsville of an undisclosed amount of money and several packs of Newport cigarettes shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 9, detectives report, before he ran away from the business.
Two masked culprits put a hole in a cinderblock wall at the Tackle Box business in Lexington Park at 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, detectives report, and the intruders left with an undisclosed number of handguns.
Citizens with information about these cases and other unsolved crimes in St. Mary's can collect a cash reward by calling St. Mary's County Crime Solvers 24 hours a day at 301-475-3333. They can withhold their name and later collect their reward through a number-identification system.
The Crime Solvers program assists law enforcement in solving open investigations that may not have been closed without the extra incentive of anonymity and an offer of a reward, providing the information leads to an arrest or indictment.
The Crime Solvers board of directors meets at 10 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the county's Northern Senior Center in Charlotte Hall. To be considered for membership on the board, attend a meeting or call the Crime Solvers chairperson at 301-884-5417 for details.
Contributions to the Crime Solvers reward fund can be mailed to St. Mary's Crime Solvers Inc. at P.O. Box 221, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.