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Customers, employees take down Burchmart robber

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - On Feb. 9, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Mechanicsville Burchmart, located on Three Notch Road, for a report of a robbery in progress.

Upon arrival, Deputy First Class Roszell, observed the suspect Kottie Deon Fauntroy, age 35, of Laurel, Maryland, detained on the ground by employees and customers. Investigation revealed Fauntroy came behind the counter at the store, assaulted an employee, and began to grab money from the store register. The employee attempted to stop Fauntroy, at which time another employee and customers, assisted and detained Fauntroy until law enforcement arrived.

Fauntroy was charged with the following criminal violations:

Robbery
Assault 2nd Degree
Theft

Fauntroy remains in custody at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

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