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Trio arrested for armed robbery

Pocomoke Rite-Aid ripoff investigation ties employee, sister and friend to incident
By Brian Gilliland | Feb 01, 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) The store clerk that reported the Nov. 24 armed robbery at the Linden Avenue Rite-Aid in Pocomoke City, Ashley Harris, 27, her sister Nicole Harris, 27, and associate Deandre Purnell, 27, were arrested late last week in connection with the incident.

Each has been charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, theft and other charges, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations announced.

On the night in question, Pocomoke Police responded to the Rite-Aid around 8:20 p.m., based upon a 911 call, for an armed robbery.

It was determined police were searching for a black male, between 5’7” and 5’10” in height, weighing about 150 pounds and wearing all black clothing, save for a white cloth face-mask.

The suspect brandished a firearm at Harris, the clerk, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, police reported.

Harris then reported the crime to authorities.

Investigators determined Harris, her sister and Purnell were the perpetrators and arrested them. The trio was seen by a Worcester County District Court Commissioner and held without bond, awaiting trial.


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