Masked Bandit Escapes After Chasing Tanker Driver With Knife - Southern Maryland Headline News

Masked Bandit Escapes After Chasing Tanker Driver With Knife

LUSBY, Md. (May 23, 2008)—Police say an unidentified, knife-wielding bandit unsuccessfully tried to rob the driver of a gasoline tanker at the Lusby Shell Station Thursday night around 9:40 p.m. No one was injured during the attempted robbery.

The station manager witnessed the incident and alerted police.

Police say the man approached the driver of the gasoline tanker and demanded money. The assailant possessed a large knife and proceeded to chase the victim. The suspect, who was not able to catch the victim, eventually fled the scene on foot empty handed.

Police describe the suspect as an African-American male, between 5'06" and 5'08", with a medium built. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a blue baseball cap, and dark pants. The man also had a black mask covering his face.

Police are asking anyone with information relating to these crimes to contact the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack at (410) 535-1400, or the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at (410) 535-2800. For a possible reward, citizens can call Crime Solvers at (410) 535-2880 (the call can remain anonymous).

This investigation is being handled by Sgt. T. Fridman of the Calvert Investigative Team.

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