Four arrested in connection to weekend armed robbery in Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md. – An armed robbery that took place in Salisbury during the late afternoon hours on Saturday has resulted in four arrests.
According to police, at around 4 p.m. officers were called to the Top Ten on W. Isabella Street for a reported armed robbery. It was learned that a 28-year-old male victim was approached by one of the suspects at this location for what was described as a drug transaction. The victim reportedly met with the suspects in a vehicle in the store parking lot, getting into the car on his own accord to initiate the transaction. While in the vehicle, one of the suspects threatened the victim with a Taser while demanding his personal property. A second suspect then pointed a handgun at the victim while also demanding his personal property.
The victim tried to get out of the vehicle, but the suspects held him inside while they drove off. A short distance later, the victim was able to get out of the vehicle and call 911. Police say the victim was not injured in the incident, but that his personal property was stolen.
As the investigation progressed, detectives gathered additional vehicle and suspect descriptions from the victim. At around 10:45 p.m. that same evening, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the 1300 block of West Road.
Police then met with four suspects inside of the vehicle, identified as 24-year-old Pierre Hilaire, 22-year-old Jerry Janvier, 30-year-old Pierre Eliassaint, and 23-year-old Isnailder Cetaute. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed on the suspect vehicle, leading to the recovery of a loaded handgun, two unloaded handguns, a Taser, and two machete style knives.
All four suspects were arrested and are currently being held on no bond.
The investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 833-SBY-CITY or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776.