One Suspect Is At Large In Jewelry Robbery At Francis Scott Key Mall In Frederick

He made off with a $22,000 watch.

Frederick, Md – One man was arrested and another man is being sought by authorities following a robbery at Walden Jewelers on Sunday.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said a watch valued at $22,000 was stolen.  Captain Jeff Eyler said Francisco Drew Vaughn, 18, Temple Hills, Maryland, and another suspect stole the watch by breaking a glass case.

The store is located at the Francis Scott Key Mall and the incident happened at approximately 1:10 p.m.

Vaughn was apprehended by mall security and a citizen, and detained until authorities arrived.

The second suspect was able to escape. He is described as a Black man wearing a black Hilfiger jacket and light colored jeans. He reportedly drove away in a black older model Audi.

“That’s a pretty brazen crime in the middle of a Sunday afternoon around Christmas time,” said Eyler. “The suspect that was apprehended is being held at our detention center now on a slew of charges including robbery and theft charges,” Eyler said.

Damage to a jewelry case is estimated at $2,000.

In a release, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins said his agency has increased its patrols and presence around the malls, shopping centers, and local businesses.

If you have any information that can assist police, you are asked to contact Detective Sanders at 301-600-3664 or anonymously email FCSOtips@frederickcountymd.gov