OCPD arrest suspect wanted for strong-armed robbery

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – A suspect wanted in connection to a recent strong-armed robbery has been arrested.

During the early morning hours of November 4th, Ocean City Police officers were waived down in the area of 12th Street and Philadelphia Avenue by a 49-year-old man who reported that he had been approached by a male suspect in the area of 6th Street and Philadelphia Avenue. It was reported that the suspect verbally threatened the victim and took some of the victim’s personal property before fleeing the area.

Through a joint effort between the Patrol Division, Special Enforcement Unit, and Narcotics Unit, the suspect was identified as 33-year-old De’Angelo Townsend. Townsend was located and taken into custody on November 8th, and was charged with robbery, second degree assault, theft of $100 to under $1000, and theft of less than $100.

Townsend was held without bail and transferred to the Worcester County Jail.

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