Man charged in connection to armed robbery in Salisbury motel parking lot

SALISBURY, Md. - A man was arrested, after police say he attempted to rob six people at knifepoint in a motel parking lot, in Salisbury.

The Salisbury Police Department says on Monday, around 6:00 PM, officers respond to the Marshalls department store on North Salisbury Boulevard, for the report of a disorderly subject who would not leave. Police say the subject left the store before their arrival to the scene. A short time later, law enforcement says an attempted armed robbery happened in the parking lot of Americas Best Value Inn, in the 2600 block of North Salisbury Boulevard.

Once on scene, officers say they met with the victims which included three 18-year-old men, an 18-year-old woman, a 29-year-old man, and a 60-year-old woman. According to the report, the victims reported that they were walking through the parking lot of the motel after leaving one of the restaurants up north. Salisbury PD reports that the victims were approached by a suspect who showed a knife and immediately began demanding money from them. 

The victims reportedly refused and ran from the suspect calling 911. 

No one was injured during the incident.

As authorities arrived on the scene, police say they started a search which lasted a few minutes, before the suspect was found hiding in the stairwell of Americas Best Value Inn. 

Police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Chad Powell, of Salisbury. 

Powell was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery, first degree assault and second degree assault. Salisbury PD says Powell is the same individual related to the incident at Marshalls.

Powell was taken to the Wicomico County Detention Center.

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