UPDATE (September 15, 2016 10:47 p.m.):
Detectives with the Parkville/Precinct 8 Investigative Services Team have charged a suspect in connection with an August 1 incident near Double Rock Park in Parkville.
Malik Christopher Roberts of the 3600 block of Double Rock Lane 21234 has been charged with robbery and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
The incident investigation has indicated that around 7:30 p.m. on August 1, a 26-year-old woman was walking her dog near Double Rock Park when Roberts appeared from behind some bamboo and began to pet her dog. Roberts then grabbed the dog and asked for money. When the woman offered the Roberts her cell phone in exchange for the dog, he stated that he wanted money. Roberts then struck the woman on the head with an unknown object, and fled without taking anything from her. The woman was treated and released form an area hospital.
This incident remains under investigation by the Precinct 8 Investigative Services Team.
Booking Photograph of Malik Christopher Roberts
UPDATE (August 3, 2016 3:51):
The victim has been released from the hospital.
Just after 7:30 p.m. on August 1, Baltimore County Police responded to Hiss Avenue and Fowler Avenue 21234 for a report of an attempted robbery. A 26-year-old woman was found lying in the grass at Parkville Community Gardens near Double Rock Park suffering from a head wound. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown.
The investigation into the incident has indicated that the woman was walking her dog when the suspect appeared from behind some bamboo and began to pet her dog. The suspect then grabbed the dog and asked for money. When the woman offered the suspect her cell phone in exchange for the dog, he stated that he wanted money. The suspect then struck the woman on the head with an unknown object, and fled without taking anything from her.
This incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Parkville Precinct at 410-887-5310.