Sheetz Armed Robbery

UPDATE – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division made an arrest this week in an armed robbery investigation in Great Mills last September.

Anthony Barnes
Anthony Barnes

Anthony Martise Barnes, age 41 of no fixed address, was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, on District Court warrants for Armed Robbery, Robbery, Second-Degree Assault and Theft: $100 to under $1,500.

Barnes is currently held at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown pending a bond hearing on Thursday afternoon.

On September 15, 2021, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office issued a bulletin seeking the identity of the armed robbery suspect. On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at 5:52 am, the suspect entered the Sheetz convenience store at 20760 Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills. The suspect then told the cashier that he was armed and demanded money. The cashier complied and the suspect fled the store on foot.

UPDATE: The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the suspect involved in an armed robbery investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at 5:52 am, the suspect, described as a black male wearing dark blue jeans and a black T-shirt with cut-off sleeves, entered the Sheetz convenience store at 20760 Old Great Mills Road in Great Mills. The suspect then told the cashier that he was armed and demanded money. The cashier complied and the suspect fled the store on foot.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Cpl. Taylore Nauman at 301-475-4200, ext. 78109 or email taylore.nauman@stmarysmd.com. Case # 47119-21

Citizens may remain anonymous and contact the St. Mary’s County Crime Solvers at 301-475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637). Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.

GREAT MILLS, Md. — Earlier this morning, we were notified of a reported robbery that took place at the Sheetz off of Great Mills Road.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on September 12, police were called to the scene of the robbery in the 20000 block of Old Great Mills Road.

Very minimal information about the robbery is available at this time, however a heavy police presence could be seen at the gas station this morning. This included units from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Forensic Investigation team.

A spokesperson for the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office did confirm the robbery, saying “this is an open [Criminal Investigation Division] case and no additional information is available for release.”

This is a developing story. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

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