Second Armed Robbery at Frostburg Residence In Last Week
Frostburg City Police responded to a call at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 13, after a report of a robbery was made. According to a press release from the Frostburg City Police Department, the victim called police from their residence in the area of Bowery and Stoyer Street to report that, “a[n] African American male wearing a ski mask entered the residence, branded a knife, and took an undetermined amount of money from the safe.”
The call was received by police shortly after noon but a Frostburg State University BURG alert was not sent en mass to students until 3:36 PM. “The alert, like the one the other night, was sent to inform students that there have been at least two reported robberies in the area,” Liz Medcalf, Director of News and Media Relations, said. “They want to ensure that students are aware and alert. We sent the BURG alert as soon as we were notified that the robbery was reported.”
This is the second armed robbery to take place in a Frostburg residence this week.
On Monday, April 11, a residence in the 100 block of South Broadway Street was entered by two suspects, one of which was holding a small hand gun. Tenants reported that the subjects took a large sum of cash and multiple iPhones.
According to the press release, subjects involved in Monday’s robbery were described as African American males: one 6’0” and approximately 180 pounds, and the other 5’11” and approximately 160 pounds. One of the suspects was wearing a ski mask.
FSU Police Chief Cynthia Smith emailed the campus community on Thursday, April 14, stating, “Allied law enforcement are stepping up patrols in the city. Please be alert, do not let anyone into your residence that you do not know. If you have information regarding these crimes or observe anything suspicious or out of the ordinary please call University Police 301-687-4223. If you wish to remain anonymous you can use the anonymous tip line 301-687-7867.”
Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigative Unit (C3I) has been contacted for comment.
Although both incidents are being investigated by Frostburg City Police Department and the Allegany County C3I Investigation Unit, details on both crimes are very limited. Anyone who has information on either crime is being asked to contact Frostburg City Police at 301-689-3000 or Allegany County Crime Solvers at 301-722-4300.