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Caroline seeks burglary suspects

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Caroline County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an armed burglary.

According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, a burglary occurred around 1:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sunshine Mart off of Jefferson Davis Highway in Ruther Glen.

Caroline burglary suspects

Surveillance video shows two men breaking out the glass door at the front of the store and stealing merchandise, according to police reports.

A firearm was found near the scene, police said.

One of the men is wanted for questioning in connection to an armed robbery that occurred later that same day in the Carmel Church area.

Around 10:30 p.m., a clerk at the Valero gas station was robbed at gunpoint, police said.

Anyone with information about these crimes are asked to contact Investigator Scott Gershowitz at 804-633-5400 or

—Portsia Smith