Georgetown: Maryland man arrested for robbery

GEORGETOWN – Town of Georgetown police arrested 54-year-old Paul Fleetwood of Delmar, MD in the investigation of a theft complaint during which a Redner’s store employee was injured.

Paul Fleetwood

The incident occurred Tuesday evening, Oct. 10, according to Georgetown Police Department spokesman Det. Joey Melvin.

Georgetown police at about 7:30 p.m. were dispatched to Redner’s for a shoplifting complaint. Prior to officers arriving at the store, the theft suspect was approached by a member of the store’s loss prevention staff.

When contacted, the suspect pushed a cart with stolen items at the store staff member, Det. Melvin said.  Store personnel attempted to block the exit at which time the suspect pushed an employee and attempted to flee, police investigation revealed.

The suspect was eventually detained by Redner’s staff until Georgetown police arrived. The store employee sustained a minor elbow injury while struggling with the suspect.

Police charged Fleetwood with robbery second degree. Fleetwood was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

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