Attempted Robbery at California Liquor Store

ST. MARY'S COUNTY (April 4, 2015)—The rash of robberies—both attempted and successful—continues in the tri-county area. On Thursday at 9:55 p.m., troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack responded to the HV Liquors, McArthur Blvd. in California for a reported panic alarm. When Troopers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the store clerk. It was learned that the panic alarm was a result of an attempted robbery of the establishment.

Police say the suspect entered the establishment brandishing a hand gun and demanding currency from the cash register. The cashier refused to comply, resulting in in the holdup alarm being activated. The suspect exited the establishment and fled from the scene.

A St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit responded and attempted K-9 track on the suspect. Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region was contacted and investigators responded to the store to assume the investigation.

The suspect is described as an African American male; 5'6 to 5'7 very thin approximately 150-160 pounds

Any witnesses, or anyone having information relating to possible suspect and/or suspect vehicle information, are urged to contact TFC D. Brill of the Maryland State Police - Criminal Enforcement Division at 301-475-8955 or 410-535-1400.

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