Troopers from the Westminster Barrack, along with members of the Sykesville Police Department, are searching for a local man after an early morning assault and robbery at a Sykesville convenience store.
Troopers have obtained a warrant for Darrell L. Webb Jr., 21, of the 1800 block of Amanda Lane, Sykesville, Md., charging him armed robbery, first degree assault, and theft. Additional charges are pending. Troopers believe Webb acted alone and at this time is the only suspect in the incident.
At about 6:45 a.m. today, state troopers from the Westminster Barrack and Sykesville Police Department officers responded to the High’s Convenience Store at 7400 Village Road, Sykesville, for a report of an assault with a baseball bat. When officers arrived, they located the lone store clerk suffering from multiple injuries from an apparent strike to the head and body with a baseball bat. The 21-year-old clerk was transported by the Sykesville Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company to Carroll Hospital Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Webb entered the convenience store and threatened the store clerk verbally. He then used the bat to strike the clerk several times before fleeing the store. An alert citizen observed Webb enter the store with the bat and interrupted the assault. The citizen tackled Webb as he fled from the store but, but was unable to detain him until police arrived. Webb fled the area in a dark blue 2006 Chrysler Sebring with Maryland tags 8AK5106.
During the assault, Webb also stole an undetermined amount of Maryland Lottery scratch off tickets. Investigators also learned that Webb is believed to have threatened the same store clerk with a baseball bat several days prior to this incident. That incident is being investigated by officers with the Sykesville Police Department.
Anyone with information about the robbery or Webb’s whereabouts is asked to contact state police at 410-386-3000.