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Annapolis mattress robber caught empty-handed after short-foot chase

No mattress, no money
Annapolis
Posted at 10:23 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 18:05:51-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A local Annapolis mattress store had an unexpected request from an attempted robbery.

This past Sunday, Southern District officers responded to a robbery report call around 12:38 pm to the Mattress Store located at 2138 Generals Highway in Annapolis.

Officer investigation revealed the suspect approached the counter and reached underneath his shirt at his waistline, suggesting he had a weapon.

According to the employee, the suspect mumbled inaudible words as a demand. Assuming he was being robbed, the employee attempted to hand the suspect money from the register, only to have it rejected by the suspect.

The suspect demanded the employee give him the key to the store truck box, even after the employee told him the truck would not run.

After giving the suspect the keys, the employee ran for the exit door. The suspect then blocked the employee from leaving, realizing the vehicle in fact did not work.

Shortly after fleeing the scene, the suspect was caught, identified, and charged by local law enforcement.