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Police seeking public's help in identifying thieves

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 17, 2011)—Police are seeking the public's help in identifying thieves who on Tuesday afternoon stole a cash box from an 80-year-old Amish man at the Amish Market located in the 37000 block of Three Notch Road in New Market. The victim, who lives in Mechanicsville, was a vendor at the market.

State Police spoke with the victim who said that he was notified by a witness that a male subject entered his shed around noon and ran off with the metal cash box while the owner was in the rear tending to an unrelated matter. The victim advised that earlier in the day, a female subject was loitering around the shed. She told the man that she was financially unable to make a purchase and would return later.

TFC Pilkerton then spoke with a witness who advised that a small red passenger vehicle was observed in the rear parking lot of the Charlotte Hall Library located near the produce stands. A male subject and female subject were occupying the vehicle and acting in a suspicious manner. The female subject was observed entering and exiting the produce shed multiple times and then returning to the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the location of the vehicle was moved to the front of the library, and the male subject was observed running into the shed and then exiting with the box containing the money. He then jumped into the vehicle which fled the scene headed towards Maryland Route 6 and the Charles County line.

The male subject is described as a white male, between 6 feet and 6 foot 2 inches, approximately 20-25 in age, and clean shaven. He was observed wearing a red shirt and "baggy" blue jeans. The female subject was described as a white female, with a thin build wearing a white shirt. She is believed to be between 5 foot 7 inches and 5 foot 8 inches, and approximately 20-25 years old.

The amount of money stolen was not disclosed.

Any information pertaining to this investigation can be forwarded to the Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack at 301-475-8955.

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