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Date: Aug 11, 2014

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying suspects in several robberies in the Wilkens Precinct area.

Today’s Pizza in the 500 block of North Bend Road 21229

At approximately 11:45 p.m. on April 15, two suspects came into the store and demanded money. One of the suspects had a handgun. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene.

One of the suspects is described as a black male in his late 20’s, 5’11”, and 250 pounds. The second suspect is described as a black male in his mid 20’s, 5’08”, and 160 pounds.

Pizza Villa in the 900 block of Leeds Avenue 21227

At approximately 11 p.m. on April 19, two suspects came into the store, went behind the counter and ordered employees to the ground. One of the suspects had a handgun. The suspects took cash and personal property from employees before fleeing the scene.

The first suspect is described as a black male between 16 and 20 years of age, 5’05”, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion. The second suspect is described as a black male between 10 to 20 years of age, 5’10” with a thin build.

SF Mini Mart in the Unit block of Nunnery Lane 21228

On April 28 at approximately 9:44 p.m., a female suspect knocked on the front door to the business, which at the time was locked. When the cashier opened the door, the female suspect and two male suspects entered the store. One of the male suspects displayed a pocket knife with a silver blade and forced the cashier to open the register. That suspect took money from the register then all three suspects fled the location.

On May 5 at approximately 9:08 p.m., a male suspect approached the cashier at the counter, displayed a handgun, and told the cashier to put his hands up. That suspect and another male suspect then came behind the counter and demanded money. The male suspects took an undisclosed amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the store. Detectives later learned that a female suspect had held the door open for the male suspects when they entered the store and while they were in the store.

The suspects in these cases are described as follows:

  • White male, 16 to 20 years of age, 5’07” to 5’10”, medium build, acne on forehead
  • Black male, 20 to 22 years of age, 5’10” to 6’00”, medium build
  • White female, heavy build


These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime or suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

UPDATE (August 12):

The body of the female has been identified as Irene Kuperstein by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Further details available at:

Original release (August 11):

At 7:25 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Church Lane 21208. The caller into 911 stated that a body had been found outside of the location. When police arrived on the scene, they discovered the body of an adult female. It appeared that she had been deceased for some time.

The body of the female was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and examination. Investigators do not expect to have an official identification before Tuesday morning.

In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Howe

Today, Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges in memory of Lieutenant Michael Howe, the former commander of the Baltimore County Police Tactical Unit.

Lieutenant Michael Howe died on August 11, 2008 as a result of a massive stroke. On August 10, 2008, Lieutenant Howe was with his unit at the scene of a murder-suicide in Precinct 4/Pikesville. When he returned home after that incident, he collapsed, and was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died the next afternoon.

Revised June 27, 2017