The Royal Farm Stores at 301 Maple Avenue was robbed at gunpoint at 4:30 a.m. on Monday, said Chestertown Police Chief Police Adrian Baker.
“The unknown masked subject briefly displayed a gun and demanded cash from the lone store clerk,” Baker said in email to the Spy on Monday. “The subject took an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene.”
Officer Brett Lysinger of the Chestertown Police Department arrived at the scene within a minute of the 911 call — with two units from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office close behind. The Maryland State Police Crime Lab processed the scene for evidence.
The Royal Farms Stores robbery comes just five days after the Domino’s Pizza at 518 Washington Avenue was held up at gunpoint on Nov. 6 by two suspects wearing hoods and masks.
Chief Baker could not offer a description of the suspects in either robbery but he stressed an urgency to solve both cases.
“We are going with a full court press to solve these recent crimes,” Chief Baker said.
Detective Howard Eveland of the Kent Bureau of Investigations will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call the Chestertown Police Department at 410-778-1800.