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The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with two robberies in the Parkville area.

On May 3 at approximately 9:45 p.m., a male wearing a ski mask entered the Sunoco gas station store in the 8400 block of Harford Road 21234. He demanded that the cashier open the register and then reached toward his belt and displayed the handle of a handgun. The suspect fled the location with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5’07”, 180 pounds, blue eyes, blond hair, wearing a black knit hat and black ski mask.

On May 13 at approximately 9 p.m., a male wearing a black knit hat and black face mask entered the Soda Pop Shop in the 3000 block of Northwind Road 21234. He demanded that the cashier open the register and was holding what the cashier believed to be a gun under his sweatshirt. The suspect fled the location with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as a white male, 20 to 23 years-old, black sweatshirt, blue jeans, black knit hat, black ski mask, black and white tennis shoes.

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. Detectives believe that the same suspect is responsible for both robberies.

Anyone with information in this incident is asked to call 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. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

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

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (July 17  8:19 a,m,):

Vivica Brown has returned to the Arrow Project unharmed.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank everyone who shared her information on social media.

Original release (July 16  1:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a girl missing from the Parkville area.

Vivica A Brown is a 15-year-old African-American female, 5’02”, 174 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing a gray sweatshirt and gray leggings.

Brown was last seen July 15 when she walked away from the Arrow Project in the 1600 Block of Cromwell Bridge Road 21234.

Brown has emotional challenges and may be in emotional distress.

This search for Vivica Brown is being led by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit.

Anyone with information on Vivica Brown is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (June 21):

On June 20 just before 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a crash on Belair Road near New Cut Road. Investigators determined that the collision occurred between a 2007 Ford 500 and a 2008 Toyota Yaris.

The passenger of the Ford 500, identified as Christopher Barnholth-Kerr of the 9400 block of Bellhall Drive 21236, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford 500, Darren Kerr also of the 9400 block of Bellhall Drive 21236 was taken to Upper Chesapeake Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Toyota Yaris, Eric Pineiro was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital along with passenger Sanayah Pineiro. The third person inside the Toyota Yaris, Nandraine Pineiro was taken to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The Pineiro’s address is listed as the 500 block of Chestnut Hill Road 21050.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the collision.

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