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Elkton pair arrested for armed robbery, church burglary

Posted at 2:56 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 14:57:37-04

ELKTON, Md. — A 46-year-old woman and her 52-year-old male accomplice were arrested and charged for the armed robbery of a convenience store and the burglary of a church in December of last year, Maryland State Police said.

Violet Jennings and Darren Yellowdy, both from Elkton, were charged with armed robbery, burglary, and additional crimes for their roles in the two incidents, state police said. They are being held in the Cecil County Detention Center.

Police began an investigation into a reported armed robbery of a convenience store in the 1500 block of Elkton Road in Elkton on Dec. 26, 2018. The suspects entered the store, showed they had a handgun, and took money from the cashier before fleeing. The investigation identified Jennings and Yellowdy as suspects, connecting the pair to a burglary of the Ebenezer Church on Woodstock Farm Lane in Chesapeake City. Police believe that burglary occurred between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8 of 2018.

Anyone with additional information about the armed robbery or burglary should contact the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division at 410-996-7814.