2 charged in Cecil Co. Dollar General robberies

Posted at 11:45 AM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 17:58:35-05

Two people have been charged in connection with robberies at Dollar General stores in Cecil County over the weekend.

Maryland State Police believe a man and a woman living out of car were behind the two robberies as well as an attempted robbery at a Best Western.

The first robbery happened Saturday at the Dollar General on South Main Street in North East. The second happened the following day at Dollar General in the 400 block of Conowingo Road in Conowingo. 

Clerks told police a thin, tall white male between 40 and 50 years old entered the store, demanded cash and told store employees he was armed. The suspect had a mustache, beard and salt-and-pepper hair.

Over the weekend, state police shared suspect photos on social media. Within minutes, someone recognized the man in the photos as Samuel Allen McDaniel. A short time later police stopped the car McDaniel and Danielle Marie Novasel were in.

Inside the car, police found two BB guns that they now believe were used in the robberies. Police also found a suspected crack pipe in Novasel's pocket.

Police believe the pair were living out of the car and that Novasel served as a getaway driver in the robberies.

Samuel Allen McDaniel, 49, of Port Deposit is charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault along with four related charges.

Danielle Marie Novasel, 24, of Nottingham, Pa., is charged with drug possession and conspiracy to commit armed robbery and three related charges.

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