Police Probe Bus Stop Armed Robbery

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police this week are continuing to investigate a reported armed robbery on a north end municipal bus stop last weekend.

Around 11:50 a.m. last Sunday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store at 139th Street in response to a report of a robbery that occurred the previous night. The victim, a store employee, reported she was waiting for a bus on the southbound bus stop on Coastal Highway at 139th Street when she was approached by a white male who demanded her cell phone and money.

The victim described the suspect as a middle-age white male around 6-feet tall with a medium build who was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and a black ski mask with eye and mouth holes. The victim reported the suspect was in possession of a handgun at the time of the robbery, according to Ocean City Police.

The suspect then fled south on foot with a small amount of currency. OCPD detectives continued to investigate the incident this week. Anyone with any information is asked to call the OCPD at 410-723-6610.

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.