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WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. — A pregnant woman who was driving from New York to Norfolk was pulled over by in Worcester what appeared to be a police squad car, only to be assaulted and robbed by three men.

The victim, 38, told Maryland state troopers that the vehicle that pulled her over sometime before 6 p.m. on Dec. 1 was a black Chevy SUV with flashing red and blue lights. She pulled over, assuming it was a police vehicle.

When one of the suspects approached the driver side, he sprayed pepper spray in her face and punched her in the stomach when she got out of the car.

The second suspect had a small handgun, and took her purse, which contained money and an expensive jeweled belt. The third suspect remained standing behind the Chevy.

After the robbery, the three men left the scene, and the victim drove away and called police. State troopers found her in Powellville. She was taken to the hospital and treated for exposure to pepper spray. Police haven’t released her name or current condition.

The first suspect is described as an African American male with short hair and a full beard. He was wearing a black suit, white shirt and tie.

The second suspect is described as an African American male who is bald, with no facial hair and was wearing black pants and a white shirt. He was carrying a small black handgun.

The third suspect is described as a white male with either a shaved head or short hair. He was wearing a zippered black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Their Chevy had Maryland plates with an unknown tag number.

Police investigation indicates the victim was stopped and assaulted in the area of Whiton Road at Snow Hill Road in Worcester County.

Anyone who may have seen these vehicles stopped in the area of Whiton Road and Snow Hill Road yesterday evening, or who may have seen a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description, is urged to contact Maryland State Police at 410-749-3101, or 410-641-3101. Callers may remain anonymous.