Police are searching for two men who robbed Walkersville Liquors at gunpoint about 10 p.m. Tuesday before fleeing on foot.
The owner of the store, located at 25 Maple Ave., said a man pointed a gun at him while the other man held open the door, Maryland State Police said in a news release. One man then took two boxes of liquor from a shelf and left the store.
The owner of the store told police he was in his office when he heard the front door open. He then saw two men in the store on a surveillance camera, one walking the aisles and another holding the front door open, the release said.
The owner came out of his office and was confronted by one of the men who was wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt and had a mask covering his head, police said.
The man pointed a gun at the owner, who retreated to his office and locked the door before calling police.
The owner said he saw the man grab two boxes of liquor from the shelf before running north on foot. He was unable to provide an accurate description of the men, police said.
A trooper at the state police barrack in Frederick said the investigation was ongoing, but offered no further comment on the case.
State police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search of the area but were unable to find the suspects.
State police are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call 301-600-4150 or Trooper J. White at 301-600-4175.