Three charged in connection to Ocean City robbery
A man is in custody after police say he was a part of a group that assaulted and robbed a man in Ocean City.
The Ocean City Police Department says on Tuesday, around 4:20 AM, officers noticed a 21-year-old man lying in the ocean block of 81st Street who was badly beaten. Police say the victim reported that he was recently robbed by a group of four individuals. The victim was then taken to Atlantic General Hospital by Ocean City EMS for non-life threatening injuries.
While evaluating the scene, police say the suspects returned to the scene in a vehicle and one suspect fled on foot after being confronted by police. According to the report, the suspect was identified as 21-year-old Patrick Nolan, of Parksburg, PA. After a brief foot chase, authorities say Nolan was detained in the area of 77th Street and the beach. At that time officers report that the additional suspects in the vehicle were detained and two were arrested. Law enforcement identifies those individuals as a 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old male of Parksburg, PA.
The fourth suspect was released without charges.
Nolan was charged with robbery, theft of $100 to $1,500, second degree assault, and malicious destruction of property. He was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and he is currently being held without bond. Authorities say the juvenile suspects were referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.