An armed robbery at Dutch’s Daughter, the restaurant on Himes Avenue, was unsuccessful after an employee released bear spray, causing the suspect to flee, according to Frederick City Police.
Lt. Kirk Henneberry said that officers responded to a call at 7:17 p.m. Friday night of a robbery at the restaurant. The suspect had brandished a knife, he said.
A member of the staff at Dutch’s Daughter used bear spray to drive the suspect out of the restaurant. City police worked with deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office to locate the suspect in the area. Henneberry said that when members of the street crimes unit found the suspect, he smelled of bear spray.
The FPD are not yet releasing the name of the suspect, who was charged with armed robbery.
Henneberry and Fire and Rescue Services Spokeswoman Sarah Campbell both confirmed that nobody was transported from the scene to the hospital and that there were no injuries.