Suspect at large in attempted Westminster home robbery

A suspect remains at large after an attempted residential robbery in Westminster Monday afternoon.

Police received a call at about 4:30 p.m. Monday from a female resident reporting an attempted residential robbery in progress in the 600 block of Spring Meadow Drive, according to a news release from the Westminster Police Department.

Police said the lone male suspect came to the front door and rang the doorbell several times before going to the rear of the house, where he forced entry through a rear door with a crowbar.

Once inside, he confronted the victim, who fled the home through a rear door and called police. The suspect also fled before the police arrived, according to the news release.

No injuries reported and it appears that the suspect left without taking anything from the home, police said.

Officers from the Westminster Police Department, Maryland State Police, and Carroll County Sheriff's Office, including a police canine team and the Maryland State Police helicopter, assisted in the search for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years of age, bald and clean-shaven. He is 5 feet 10 to 6 feet with a muscular build, according to the news release.

Police said he was wearing sunglasses, a tan hat, white shirt and green shorts.

A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should contact the case investigator, Detective Cpl. Jeffrey Schuster of the Westminster Police Department, by calling 410-848-4646.

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