Suspect Sought In Roadside Armed Robbery

BERLIN — The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) is investigating a roadside armed robbery on Sunday night near Showell.

The alleged incident occurred around 11:40 p.m. Sunday when a victim was forced to pull onto the shoulder on southbound Route 113 near Route 589 in Showell. The suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored passenger vehicle, pulled in and stopped in front of the victim.

According to police reports, three African-American males exited the suspect vehicle and subsequently assaulted and robbed the victim at knifepoint. WCBI detectives are requesting anyone with information or who may have observed the assault and robbery to contact the department at 410-632-1111. According to police, the Sunday night incident does not appear to be related to police impersonation cases reported in the area late last year.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.