December 9th, 2011 by WCBC Radio
On Friday evening, 12/09/2011, Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) arrested 30 year old Shannon Lee Cline, Cumberland, in connection with an armed robbery and theft which occurred on 12/08/2011 at Steve’s Pharmacy in the Bel Air Plaza.
On Thursday, 12/08/2011, at approximately 6:00 PM, a lone suspect entered Steve’s Pharmacy, produced a knife, and demanded prescription pain medication. The employees complied, providing the suspect with a bottle of pills. The suspect then fled the business on foot, headed toward McMullen Highway (Rt. 220).
The Maryland State Police responded to the scene, and a search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, but the suspect was not located at that time. The crime scene was processed by the Maryland State Police Crime Lab Unit.
Investigators with C3I also responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Investigators were able to review surveillance video and observed the suspect, who is described as a white male, wearing a black Pittsburgh Steelers “hoodie” type sweatshirt, with the hood up over a baseball cap, and blue jeans. The suspect had a blue bandana covering his face to try to conceal his identity, and was also wearing green colored latex surgical gloves on his hands.
Numerous interviews were conducted that developed enough information that led Investigators to obtain an arrest warrant for Cline, as well as a search warrant for a private residence in Rawlings where Cline was staying. Investigators recovered numerous items of evidence at the time the search was conducted.
Cline was charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft, and related charges. He was processed after the arrest, and is currently awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
During the search, Investigators also recovered a quantity of cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana, as well as paraphernalia. Charges are pending by the C3I Narcotics Task Force for the CDS violations.