Thursday, December 17, 2015 –
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md., -- U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 372nd Military Police Company out of Cumberland, Md., stopped an armed robbery at a pharmacy near Fort Dix, N.J., Dec. 12, in Pemberton Township.
As the Soldiers exited the store, they noticed a suspicious male holding a large black knife in his left hand and a black plastic bag in his right hand. The Soldiers immediately called 911 but when the man exited the store he began running towards the back alley. The Soldiers pursued and instructed the subject to stop but he persisted. The Soldiers’ determination finally caused the man to drop his weapon and the black bag and surrender. He was taken into custody shortly after.
Two of the Soldiers are law enforcement officers in the Maryland area. Sgt. Eric Blake is a law enforcement officer for the Anne Arundel County Police Department located in Maryland and Cpl. Aaron Dabney is a law enforcement officer for the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia.