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I-95 Maryland House gas station robbed, state police say

Maryland State Police say they have not been able to apprehend a man they say robbed the gas station at the Maryland House travel plaza near Aberdeen Wednesday afternoon.

At least three people may have been involved in the robbery, a state police spokesman said.

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A call came in around 12:40 p.m. for a possible hold-up at the Maryland House on I-95.

As of 3 p.m., according to a spokesperson at Maryland State Police JFK Barrack, troopers had not apprehended the robber who held up the Exxon gas station at the travel plaza.

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The robber is described as a white man with blond hair, in his late teens to mid-twenties, State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said Thursday morning.

The man was wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt, white T-shirt and blue jeans, Shipley added.

The robber made a small purchase inside the Exxon station before waiting for another patron to leave, Shipley said. After the other person left, the robber approached the cashier, lifted his sweat shirt to show what appeared to be silver colored handgun tucked in his waistband and announced the robbery.

The cashier gave the man an undisclosed amount of money and ran from the store, Shipley added.

According to witnesses, Shipley said, the man got into the back seat of a silver Chrysler passenger vehicle, which had another white man driving and one in the front passenger seat and headed north on I-95.

The Maryland House, a rest and fuel stop with several restaurants, is in the median of I-95 just south of Aberdeen. Thousands of motorists stop there daily,

Check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates on this developing story.

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