Two Charged in Deli Robbery/Theft
Ocean City, MD (June 22, 2020): On June 21, 2020 at approximately 10:38 p.m., officers responded to a reported theft that had just occurred at deli in the 7200 block of Coastal Hwy. The caller reporting the theft told Ocean City dispatchers the suspects had fled the area.
Through investigation, officers learned that a couple tried to return cigars that were not purchased at the store. When the store clerk refused, Kenisha A. Ward, 37, of Baltimore, MD went behind the counter, assaulted the store clerk and started grabbing cigar packets. Devon L. Jones, 32, of Randallstown, MD made threatening statements to the clerk as Ward was grabbing the cigar packets. The suspects left the store and got into a vehicle. The store clerk followed the suspects out of the store with a baseball bat, eventually breaking the suspects’ car window.
A short time later, while officers were on scene investigating this incident, the suspects returned to the store. The suspects confronted the store clerk about the broken car window. Officers placed both of the suspects under arrest.
Ward and Jones has been charged with robbery, theft less than $100, and second-degree assault. Ward and Jones have both seen a Maryland District Court Commissioner and each of them have been held without bond.