Bank, Funeral Home Robbed in Northern Calvert

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Bank, Funeral Home Robbed in Northern Calvert

OWINGS - 11/30/2009

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Nov. 30
At approximately noon on Nov. 30,  two males wearing hooded jackets carried out armed robberies at two northern locations in the county making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

The Lee Funeral Home, located at 8125 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Owings and the Sun Trust Bank at 10500 Southern Maryland Blvd. in Dunkirk, were both robbed.  There was one injury to one employee at each place of business, and at least one shot was fired while the suspects were fleeing the scene of the Sun Trust Bank but no one was injured by the shot.

 The two suspects fled in a silver passenger vehicle of unknown make or model, toward Ferry Landing Woods, however, they have not been located and it is believed they are not in the immediate area. 

The investigation is being handled by Lt. Steve Jones, Commander of the Calvert Investigative Team. 

Calvert County Sheriffs are currently investigating a possible armed robbery and assault at both the Lee Funeral Home in Owings and the SunTrust Bank in Dunkirk.

Deputies and rescue crews remain on the scene investigating the circumstances surrounding these events.

Preliminary investigation revealed two suspects entered the Lee Funeral home and assaulted an employee and stole a cell phone. The suspects then fled on foot towards the Sun Trust bank armed with handguns.

The suspects remain on the loose and are believed to be in a silver vehicle in the area of Ferry Landing Road and West Ward Road. Authorities have several roads in the area shut down and have placed local schools on full lock down.

According to witnesses, one of the suspects is a black male approximately 6 feet tall wearing a black hoodie, the other suspects is believed to be wearing a gray hoodie.

A reverse 911 call has gone out to residents in the area informing them of the situation. Maryland State Police helicopter Trooper 2 was en route to search for the suspects, but had to return due to weather.

More details to follow as they become available.

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