Westminster police offer reward in search for robbery suspect

The Westminster Police Department is seeking information on a man suspected in three incidents over the past two weekends.

Police announced in a news release Monday that they are searching for a light-skinned black male, possibly in his 30s, about 5 feet 10 to 6-2 and weighing about 180 to 200 pounds. The man has been described as wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight over his face, police said.

Police said they are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect.

The first incident occurred Oct. 13 at 9:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dollar Store in the Westminster Shopping Center.

Police said two employees were confronted by a male who demanded they turn over the store's night deposit. The suspect was unsuccessful in obtaining anything from the employees and fled the area on foot.

The second incident occurred around 8:35 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the 140 Village Shopping Center. A victim was accosted by a male armed with a knife who demanded cash. The victim obliged, and the man left with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

The victim was not injured, police said.

The third incident occurred shortly after midnight Oct. 20 in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and James Street. Similar to the Oct. 18 incident, a victim was approached by a male armed with a knife demanding cash, police said. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash, and the victim was not injured, according to police.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to contact Det. Steve Schuster at 410-848-4646.

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