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Suspects sought in attempted armed robbery, Westernport, MD

August 19th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

On 8/18/16 at approximately 8 p.m. two unidentified African American males approached a subject in the area of the Philos Avenue Cemetery located in Westernport, MD and demanded that he surrender his wallet to them. A brief struggle ensued during which time one of the suspects displayed a knife. The victim in this incident was later treated and released at Garrett County Memorial Hospital for a laceration to the hand. The suspects fled from the scene it a white in color Chevrolet Pick-up truck. Allegany County Deputies as well as Troopers from Barrack "C" of the Maryland State Police attempted to locate the vehicle and the suspects however; have so far been unsuccessful. Suspect #1 was described as being 6 feet in height, and weighing approximately 180lbs, wearing a white in color shirt, black shorts and black shoes. Suspect #2 was described as being similar in height and build as suspect #1. Suspect #2 was reported to be wearing a West Virginia University basketball style shirt and white shorts. At this time we are requesting the public's assistance in locating the persons responsible. Anyone who may have observed this vehicle or its occupants is asked to Contacted the Allegany County Sheriff's Office at 301-777-1585 or the Maryland State Police at -301-729-2101.

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