Western Shore Man Arrested for Cambridge Crime Spree

A suspect wanted in Frederick County was arrested in Dorchester County on Thursday after he allegedly committed multiple crimes and struck a police vehicle during his escape from one scene when he was shot at by police, but was not hit.

Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, officers from the Cambridge Police Department were dispatched to an armed robbery in progress at a liquor store in the Dorchester Shopping Center.  When they arrived they learned a white male in a dark hooded sweatshirt had just attempted to rob the store and fled in a blue car.

Later, the suspect committed a gas station robbery at the Sunoco on Route 50 in Cambridge. Shortly after, in the 2900 block of Route 50, the suspect struck an unmarked police vehicle. Shots were fired at the suspect, although he was not struck.

On Bucktown Road near the Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, the suspect pulled over and flagged down a motorist. The suspect stole their vehicle. The driver asked if he could get his young child out of the vehicle and the suspect agreed before fleeing in the stolen car.  The driver and his child reported no injuries during the incident.

Officers later discovered the stolen vehicle near Ravenwood Drive and the suspect fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, he was taken into custody.

Officers from the Cambridge Police Department located the stolen car near Ravenwood Drive and the suspect fled on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody by officers.

The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Allen Hooks of Frederick has been charged with carjacking, robbery, and three counts each of first degree assault and second degree assault.  Additional charges are pending from the Cambridge Police Department stemming from a liquor store robbery.  Hooks was also wanted on warrants from Frederick County.