OFFICE of the SHERIFF for QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY
DATE/TIME: 10/24/2016 @ 1200 Hours
LOCATION: 431 Outlet Center Drive, Queenstown
DETAILS: Four male suspects entered the Sunglass Hut located at the Queenstown Outlets and scattered about the store. On cue from one of the suspects, they began to grab as many sunglasses as possible and then ran from the store. A sales clerk gave brief chase while trying to call security on her phone when one of the suspects took her phone and struck in the face.
The suspects took 30 – 40 pairs of sunglasses with an estimated value over $10,000. The stolen phone was an iPhone 6 with a Lifeproof case.
A witness seeing the four suspects running from the store was able to provide a description of the car they left in, a red four door sedan in an unknown direction.
The store clerk was later checked by paramedics at the scene for minor injury.
The suspects were all African-American males with two wearing red jackets and the other two wearing dark colored jackets. Varied ages estimated to be from teens to early 40’s.
The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit responded to take the investigation and was assisted by MSP Crime Lab.
DEPUTY: Deputy Mark Shawkey / Dfc. Andrew Neall