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Date: Oct 2013

Baltimore County Police detectives continue to investigate a non-fatal shooting that occurred last night in the 3900 block of Sadie Road in Precinct 2/Woodlawn.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, told police he was walking outside his home just after 9 p.m. when two male suspects approached him. One of the suspects displayed a handgun. As the victim tried to run, one of the suspects fired the gun, striking the victim.

The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury and found his own transportation to Northwest Hospital, where he was treated and released.

No suspect information is available at this time. Detectives are investigating whether or not this was a targeted crime.

Photo of suspect in Harbor Bank robbery on Liberty Road in Precinct 2/Woodlawn.Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted for a bank robbery that occurred in Precinct 2/Woodlawn in August.

On August 27 at approximately 3 p.m., the suspect entered the Harbor Bank in the 8500 block of Liberty Road, 21133. He passed a note to the teller demanding money and fled after one of the employees complied.

The suspect is a black male, in his 20s, 5’5” to 5’7” tall, and 150 pounds. He has a medium build and a light complexion.

Reward Offered

Anyone with information is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

Tips can also be submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to "CRIMES" (274637), then enter the message starting with "MCS," or email a tip to Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers and MABS can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Derek Alexander Roberts, 44, has been charged with one count of  armed robbery and use of a handgun during a felony for an armed robbery that occurred on October 2.

At 4:38 p.m. on October 2,  two men entered the American Bullion Center in the 2300 block of York Road, 21093, in Precinct 7/Cockeysville. One suspect, later identified as Derek Roberts, displayed a handgun. The suspects forced two employees to the floor and tied their hands with zip ties. The suspects fled with jewelry, coins, a phone, and a handgun from the store. The other suspect, Richard Bruzdzinski, 42, was arrested on October 8 and charged with armed robbery and related offenses.

Derek Roberts has also been charged with first degree assault for his actions towards the detectives on October 2. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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