Police Arrest Woman Who Attempted to Rob Lothian BP Gas Station Friday Morning
On Friday, Anne Arundel County Police arrested an Edgewater woman who attempted to rob the BP gas station at 5423 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Lothian, according to a media release issued by spokesman Michael Brothers. According to the report, Sherry Hunt, 29, of Forestville Road in Edgewater was taken into custody after she attempted to rob the station around 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning.
The report said that officers were called to the scene after Hunt allegedly passed a note to the clerk attempting a robbery. The effort was unsuccessful. The suspect, described as a white female wearing a green sweatshirt and sunglasses left without taking any money. The two employees working at the time of the incident were not injured in the incident.
According to the release, a customer at the station saw the suspect get into a red Chevrolet Cavalier. The customer took down the license plate number and relayed the information to police. About 45 minutes after the original call, Southern District officer Cruz-Miranda located the Cavalier at Sands Road and Mt. Zion Road in Lothian. At that time, Hunt was not with the vehicle, but the car was taken to police headquarters for processing.
Brothers said that through investigative means, police were able to develop Hunt as a suspect. Later, she was identified and placed under arrest. She was taken to the Criminal Investigation Division, where police said she became violent and assaulted an officer and several detectives.
Brothers said that one detective was bitten by the suspect, who was subsequently charged with the robbery attempt and the assault on the police officers. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the robbery or Hunt to call Det. Keane of the Criminal Investigation Division, Robbery Unit at 410-222-3489.