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Police: Attempted armed robbery suspect at large

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:11:42-05

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Police say the suspect who attempted to rob a someone on Thursday is still at large.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Depaul Street area of Emmitsburg, for an attempted armed robbery.

Witnesses confirm that a male suspect, approximately 6-foot-tall and lean build, wearing a dark tan jacket, blue jeans, and a winter hat, approached a victim from behind, while they were retrieving something from their vehicle.

Using a knife, the suspect attempted to rob the victim and a brief struggle ensued between the two. Ultimately, the suspect fled the scene, before deputies arrived, toward an alley and it is unknown if he sustained any injuries. A K-9 unit did respond and did a search within the town.

At this time, no victims have been reported.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and anyone that heard or saw anything in the area or knows more information should contact FCSO Detective Michael Leveille at 301-600-3640 or the FCSO tip line at 301-600-4131.