CROFTON, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County police are investigating a commercial robbery at a store in Crofton Saturday afternoon.

Officers responded to the Peace of Crofton store located at 1268 Crain Highway around 1:50 p.m. for a reported robbery.

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The clerk said a man entered the store and made a small purchase. When the clerk opened the register, the man pepper-sprayed him, took the cash and fled on foot south toward Route 3, police said.

He was taken to an area hospital to be treated for exposure to pepper spray.

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The man was described as 20-25 years old, five-foot-nine, heavy build, short hair, full medium length beard, wearing a blue coat and blue jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-222-4720 or 410-222-4700.

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Written By WJZ Apprentice Ju’waun Morgan