On Friday, November 26, 2010, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Ocean City Police received a call for a report of a strong-arm robbery. Ocean City Police arrived in the area of 74th Street and met with the victim, who stated that he was a delivery person for a local pizza restaurant. The victim stated that two subjects had assaulted him and stolen his money and wallet while he was making a delivery.
While officers on scene continued the investigation, a nearby patrol officer, Pfc. Flanagan, stopped a Crown Victoria in the area of 71st Street for speeding and driving negligently. The two subjects in the car, who were later identified as Cassandra Rose Pike, 20, of Ocean City, and Mark Anthony Scaniffe, 18, of Ocean Pines, matched the description of the robbery suspects.
In addition to a positive identification from the victim, police located money in the car that was an approximate match to the amount taken from the victim. Pike and Scaniffe were arrested and charged with three counts of robbery, theft of less than $1,000 and 2nd degree assault.
During a follow-up investigation, officers learned that a third individual was allegedly involved in the robbery. The individual, who was later identified as Brandon Martice Hilliard, 22, of Berlin, was located by Ocean City Police and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, theft of less than $1,000 and 2nd degree assault.
After an initial appearance before a Worcester County Court Commissioner, all three suspects were held on bond and transferred to Worcester County Jail. Pike was held on a $50,000 bond, Scaniffe was held on a $75,000 bond and Hilliard was held on a $100,000 bond.