Suspect Identity Sought for Joppatowne Royal Farms Store Robbery

Joppatowne, MD: The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in the robbery of the Joppatowne Royal Farm Store from security camera images. The robbery was reported on July 31, 2005 shortly after 5:00 AM at the Royal Farm Store located at 500 Joppa Farm Road. The lone suspect entered the convenience store and approached the register counter with a purchase. Once the purchase was rung up and the register drawer opened, the suspect reached over the counter and removed the cash drawer. The clerk attempted to intervene, but was threatened by the suspect and then complied with demands. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect then left the store on foot.

As part of the investigation, detectives obtained high quality photo images of the suspect and are hoping that someone will recognize the suspect from the images. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’- 0” to 6’- 3”, stocky build with close-cut hair, goatee and an earring.

Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those involved. Tipsters must call the twenty-four hour tip line at 1-888-540-TIPS to be eligible for rewards. You do not have to give your name or appear in court. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Press Release

September 14, 2005