As noted by HCPD on Facebook:

CORRECTION: The robbery occurred on Sept. 12, not Sept. 13 as originally posted and in the video.

RECOGNIZE THESE SUSPECTS? Up to $1,000 reward offered! Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a Sept. 12 robbery and theft at Safeway in the 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road in Columbia. As seen in the video, a male suspect enters the store with a young child. The female suspect then enters alone. Later, the male suspect is seen attempting to leave with a cart of stolen items when he was confronted by two employees. The male suspect pepper sprays the employees and then flees with some of the stolen items. The female suspect is then seen leaving with stolen items and the young child who entered with the male suspect. The employees were not seriously injured.

The suspects are described as a black male, approximately 45-50 years old, 5’9” wearing a gray shirt, black pants, and an Orioles hat, and a black female, approximately 40 years old, 5’6” wearing a green shirt, jeans, and a hat. Contact police at 410-313-STOP or with any information.


Scott E