UPDATE: Armed Masked Men Rob Local Liquor Store

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On January 3, 2011 at approximately at 10:20 p.m., three males entered the Sign of the Whale Liquors on Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, displayed a handgun, stole an undisclosed amount of cash and property from the business and fled.  The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect Number 1: white male, black ski mask, black North Face jacket, dark colored pants with a black stripe.

Suspect Number 2: black male, blue ski hat, black ski mask, black leather jacket, light blue jeans and blue gloves.

Suspect Number 3: black male, black mask, gray or black jacket, blue jeans rolled at the bottom, possibly brown shoes.

A canine search of the area was conducted but the suspects were not located.  

St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations responded and is continuing the investigation.  BCI Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed or have information about this investigation to call Detective/Corporal Ray at 301-475-4200, extension 9058 or Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333.  Tipsters can also text their tips to “TIP239” plus your message to “CRIMES” (274637).  Callers and tipsters do not have to leave a name, just the information.  If the information leads to an arrest and conviction, the caller/tipster may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  


Authorities in St. Mary's County are investigating an armed robbery at a liquor store in Lexington Park.

Police responded to an armed robbery call at the "Sign of the Wale" Liquor Store located at 21899 Three Notch Road around 10:25 p.m. on Jan. 3.

It was reported that two male subjects robbed the establishment at gunpoint. Investigation revealed that three subjects entered the store and displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun and stole the lottery cash register.

The suspects are being described as one black male, one white male brandishing the handgun and an unknown third subject all wearing masks. 

Detectives found parts of the register outside the liquor store. K-9 units were called to scene to perform a track which led police to an apartment in Fox Chase.

This incident remains under investigation.


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