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Armed Robbery on Massachusetts Avenue

December 25th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

On Wednesday morning, 12/24/2014, at approximately 5:55 AM, two Cumberland residents walked into the Cumberland Police Department to report an armed robbery which occurred at the victim’s residence on Massachusetts Avenue in Cumberland.


                According to the victims, the female resident was home alone when a lone suspect entered her bedroom at approximately 4:30 AM. The suspect produced a handgun, threatened the victim with it, and then struck the victim in the back of the head with the gun. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of cash and the victim’s cell phone, so she could not call for help, before fleeing the residence on foot.


                When the victim’s boyfriend arrived home a few minutes later, the victim told him what happened. With no way to call the police, the victims walked to the Police Department to report the incident.


                The victim described the suspect as a large black male, wearing dark colored clothing and a ski mask to disguise his features. He was armed with a dark colored semi-automatic handgun.


                Investigators with the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) responded to assist in the investigation. Through interviews, the physical description, and a positive identification,investigators developed information on a possible suspect and an accomplice. Investigators were able to obtain enough information to obtain a search warrant for a private residence located on Memorial Avenue in Cumberland.


                When Investigators served the search warrant they recovered a large sum of cash, in the same denominations as reported stolen by the victims. They also recovered a look alike toy BB gun manufactured to look like a semi-automatic handgun.


                As a result Investigators arrested 28 year old Marcus Logan Vaughn, of Cumberland, and 19 year old Carlos Bernard Mackall, also of Cumberland. Both were charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Both are currently awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.

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