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Ocean City Police make arrest in one of several recent violent assaults

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 11:53:56-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — Police in Ocean City have made an arrest in connection to a June 9 overnight robbery, near 7th Street and Philadelphia Avenue.

A 21-year-old man, called police just after 4 a.m. reporting that he'd just been assaulted and robbed.

Detectives later identified the suspect as 20-year-old Isaiah Foster of Cambridge, and took out a warrant for his arrest.

On June 14, officers saw Foster out with a disorderly group of people around the boardwalk and 9th Street. When police approached, Foster tried to run away but was quickly taken into custody.

He's being held without bond at the Worcester County Jail on assault, robbery, and theft charges.

The incident was just one in a series of violent assaults near the boardwalk over the past week.

On the same day of the robbery, between 10 and 11 p.m., two serious assaults were reported on the boardwalk at 11th and 16th streets.

RELATED: Ocean City Police looking for suspects involved in multiple assaults on the boardwalk

Police released surveillance photos of suspects they're looking for who are believed to have been involved.

Then later just after midnight, a violent attack was caught on video on the boardwalk at 4th Street.

In the video, several members of a group are seen attacking and repeatedly punching a man until he loses consciousness.

READ MORE: Ocean City Mayor "horrified" by videos of violent boardwalk attack Tuesday night

As of June 16, police are still looking for the victim and suspects involved in that case.

Then another video surfaced of a large fight that happened on the boardwalk Saturday.

Police did make arrests following that incident, but provided no information on how the fight started or the suspects and victims involved.

SEE ALSO: Another fight breaks out on Ocean City's boardwalk after multiple assaults this week

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan called the violence on Tuesday horrifying and said it will not be tolerated. It also prompted the police department to hold an emergency meeting on how to quell the violence.

Anyone who witnessed or has any information on these incidents should call 410-723-6604 or email crimetips@oceancitymd.gov.