De'Angelo Townsend
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Ocean City, MD – On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, members of the Ocean City Police Department arrested De’Angelo Townsend, 33, Salisbury, Maryland on an active arrest warrant. Townsend was wanted for a strong-armed robbery that occurred on November 4, 2022, in Ocean City, Maryland.

During the early morning hours of November 4, 2022, Ocean City Police officers were waived down in the area of 12th Street and Philadelphia Aveue. The victim, a 49-year-old male from Ocean City, MD, reported that he was approached by a male suspect in the area of 6th Street and Philadelphia Aveue. The suspect verbally threatened the victim and took some of the victim’s personal property before leaving the area.

Townsend was identified as the suspect through a joint and coordinated effort between the Patrol Division, Special Enforcement Unit, and Narcotics Unit. The Special Enforcement Unit continued the investigation and ultimately located Townsend in Ocean City on November 8, 2022.

Townsend was taken into custody without incident by the Special Enforcement Unit and members of the Patrol Division. Townsend was charged with robbery, second-degree assault, theft of $100 to under $1,000, and theft of less than $100. Townsend was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held without bail. Townsend has been transferred to the Worcester County Jail, where he is currently being held pending trial.

The Ocean City Police Department would like to remind citizens that if they see something suspicious, or have concerns about possible criminal activity occurring in Ocean City, reach out to us. We encourage you to call our Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610.

All subjects mentioned in this press release are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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