Salisbury man arrested in connection to three robberies
SALISBURY, Md. – Police say they have charged a suspect in connection to three robberies that took place last weekend.
The first incident happened at around 4 a.m. Saturday, at the 7-11 on Springhill Road. It was learned that the suspect had approached the store employee, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the employee. The suspect then reportedly fled the area on foot after obtaining an unknown amount of money.
Just before 10 p.m. that same day, officers responded to Church’s Market at 739 E. Church Street for a reported armed robbery. Police learned that this incident was similar to the prior one, where the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from the store owner before obtaining an unknown amount of money and fleeing on foot.
The third incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, at Pizza City on E. Carroll Street. It was reported that the suspect engaged in conversation with an employee, during which the suspect handed the employee a note that threatened bodily harm to the employee if they did not provide the suspect with money. The suspect then fled on foot after obtaining an unknown amount of money. A short time later, a K-9 track was conducted that led officers to the area of Buena Vista Avenue, where they located a man matching the description of the suspect in this incident as well as the two prior incidents.
The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Tyrone Camper. He was found in possession of a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun and was arrested without incident.
Further investigation revealed that Camper was responsible for all three robberies, and was also found to be prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm. He was subsequently charged with robbery, armed robbery, possession of a regulated firearm as a prohibited person, use of firearm in the commission of a felony, wear and carry handgun, first and second degree assault, and theft.