Store cam image

Store camera image shows an alleged robbery Sunday morning in Owings.

Maryland State Police are on the lookout for two masked men who committed an armed robbery and assault in Owings early Sunday morning.

According to a press release from the state police, the armed robbery took place shortly before 6 a.m. on Oct. 31 at a convenience store/gas station in the 100 block of Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings. According to local maps, that is a Dash In store.

Investigators reported two masked men walked into the store and placed items on the counter for purchase including chewing gum and material to fix a flat tire.

One of the men, who appears to be white, is wearing black pants, a black rain jacket, a black baseball style hat with a blue brim and a blue medical style face mask, according to police. The other man also appears to be white and is wearing a red and black mottled hooded sweatshirt, a medical style face mask, gray sweatpants with three black stripes down each leg, and a baseball hat with unclear coloring.

Shortly after placing items on the counter, one of the men allegedly removed an apparent firearm from his waistband and pointed it at the cashier and stepped behind the sales counter.

The other man then stepped behind the counter while his accomplice used a firearm to strike the cashier in the head. Both suspects removed cash from the register before taking it out and tossing it onto the floor.

The cashier refused medical treatment at the scene.

Troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack and the state police’s Criminal Enforcement Division responded to the scene to begin an initial investigation. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.

A few items of clothing from one of the suspects were recovered in a nearby residential neighborhood, including pants and jacket.

Surveillance footage from the scene was obtained. Maryland State Police crime scene technicians responded and processed the scene for evidence.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or who may recognize the masked men pictured is urged to contact the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack at 410-535-1400. Calls may be kept confidential.

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