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Suspect allegedly carried handgun into 7-Eleven on Tuesday

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a Tuesday armed robbery of a Sunderland convenience store.

At 12:53 p.m. Nov. 5, a black man allegedly walked into the Sunderland 7-Eleven convenience store and announced an armed robbery, according to a Calvert County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The man’s hands were covered by gloves and he was carrying a light blue reusable shopping bag and a large caliber handgun, police said. He is about 5 feet, 7 inches, to 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build, according to the press release. The suspect was wearing a gray hoodie with “Johnson & Wales” possibly printed on the front, a baseball hat with a red brim, black pants and running shoes or sneakers, the release states.

The man “rounded up both employees into the cashier area,” police said, and then ordered them to open the registers and put all the money in his bag or he would kill them. He obtained cash from both registers and stole about 20 packs of Newport cigarettes and two cartons of cigarillos, according to the press release. He then ran from the store north toward Dalrymple Road. Police said neither employee was hurt.

The robbery is being investigated by Det. H. R. Rich of the Calvert Investigative Team. Anyone with information is asked to contact him at 410-535-2800, ext. 2765.

Go to www.co.cal.md.us/residents/safety/law/sheriff/ and click on the Crime Solvers link to leave an anonymous tip online, or call 410-535-2880. Information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect could result in a $1,000 reward.

KATIE FITZPATRICK