Police Seeking Suspect In Berlin Robbery, Assault

BERLIN – Area law enforcement agencies this week are looking for the suspect who beat and robbed a Berlin convenience store owner as he locked up his business Sunday evening.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, an unknown suspect assaulted and robbed the owner of the Uncle Willie’s convenience store in Berlin as the victim was closing and leaving the store for the night. While the storeowner was closing up shop, an unknown suspect, described as an African-American male of short stature, began beating him with a baseball bat or other object.

The victim told police he was struck with the unknown object at last 15 times, which resulted in serious injury. The victim was taken to nearby Atlantic General Hospital and was treated and released. An undisclosed amount of money was taken during the assault and robbery.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Berlin Police at 410-641-1333, or the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation at 410-352-3476.