John Rubin Smith IV

Prince Frederick, MD  – An Anne Arundel County man pleaded guilty to one count of robbery Thursday, June 9 for his role in a strong arm robbery that occurred last October in Calvert County. The defendant, John Rubin Smith IV, 30 of Lothian, was served with a seven-count indictment late last year in connection with the robbery of a Dunkirk convenience store. Approximately $300 and 20 packs of cigarettes were stolen.

Smith was represented by attorney George Harper.

Calvert County Circuit Court Judge Mark Chandlee sentenced Smith to 15 years in jail, suspending all but seven of those years and giving the defendant credit for time served. Chandlee also imposed five years of supervised probation.

According to police reports, Smith was responsible for the robbery at 7-Eleven in Dunkirk during the early-morning hours of Oct. 27. In court documents, the investigating officer, Detective Megan Quinn of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office stated “the suspect made the victim [store employee] go behind the counter where the cash register is located. The suspect then demanded the victim give him money from the register, implying by his words and gestures he had a weapon concealed.” The victim told police the robber made his getaway in a vehicle “with a loud exhaust.”

Investigators used vehicle descriptions and surveillance video to subsequently identify, arrest and later indict Smith.

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