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Suspect sought in Salisbury Dollar General robbery

SALISBURY, Md. - Authorities are searching for a robbery suspect, after they say he punched a Dollar General employee in the face and stole money from a cash register, in Salisbury.

The Salisbury Police Department says on Tuesday, around 6:00 PM, officers responded to the Dollar General, in the 1000 block of North Salisbury Boulevard, for a reported robbery. Officers say an store employee reported that a man without a mask had reached into the cash register and stole money.

After further investigation, police learned that the suspect came into the store and picked up several items while walking around the store. The suspect then apparently got into the check out line with other customers. According to the report, while the employee was making change for another customer, the suspect reached over the counter in an effort to steal money from the cash register. The employee reportedly tried to block the suspect from getting into the register. At that point, police say the suspect then punched her in the face one time.

According to law enforcement, the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene. The employee reportedly sustained non-life threatening injuries, and she was treated and released from Peninsula regional Medical Center.

Authorities describe the suspect as 30 to 40 years of age, approximately 5' 08" tall, weighing 200 lbs., and wearing a black hooded jacket and dark colored jeans.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Salisbury Police Department at 410-548-3113 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.


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