(Update)Video - Police activity in Leonardtown shopping center

UPDATE Dec. 6, 9:54 a.m. - On December 5, at approximately 7:38 p.m., deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to Centre Liquors, located at 40955 Merchants Lane, (Leonardtown Center), in Leonardtown, for a reported robbery. 

An employee at the establishment advised two African American males wearing ski masks entered the store, brandished a handgun, demanded money, and assaulted the employee.  Both suspects then fled the area on foot; the victim suffered minor injury from the assault and was transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment. 

This investigation is being continued by the Criminal Investigations Division.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Melissa Hulse at (301) 475-4200 extension *1996 or by email at  Citizens may also remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

LEONARDTOWN, Md. - On December 5 at 8:25 p.m., breaking news team reported of police activity in the Leonardtown Center shopping mall. Reportedly, police were responding to an armed robbery of a liquor store located in the shopping center. Unconfirmed reports say the encounter may have involved two suspects and at least one injured vitctim. 

This is a developing story. Stay with for updates. 

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