Joint News Release
June 14, 2016
Cooperation among area law enforcement agencies has led to a suspect being charged in numerous convenience store robberies.
It all started just before 1 a.m. on May 24, when a male suspect walked into a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212. He displayed a handgun and demanded that the clerk open the register. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes.
During the next 15 days, the suspect robbed at least six convenience stores spread across several different counties.
The Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore City Police Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Howard County Police Department, and the FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force routinely share information and work together on cases. Working together, detectives from these agencies were able to identify the suspect as 28‐year‐old Mark Eugene Peters (no fixed address). Peters was taken into custody on June 9.
Peters has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery in connection with the Baltimore County incidents. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He has not yet been served with the arrest warrants from other jurisdictions.
The joint investigation has indicated that Peters is responsible for the robberies listed below:
May 24 12:45 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 7200 block of York Road 21212
May 24 2:45 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 7900 block of Pulaski Highway 21237
May 25 2:26 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of Eastern Boulevard 21221
June 4 3:37 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road 21227
May 30 12:27 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 2000 block of Mountain Road 21085
May 29 3:19 p.m. Royal Farms Store - 8600 block of Washington Boulevard 20794
Detectives are continuing to work to see if the suspect is involved in the below listed robberies in Baltimore City.
May 25 1:49 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 6100 block of Holabird Avenue 21224
May 26 12:10 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 3700 block of Fleet Street 21224
May 26 12:42 a.m. 7-Eleven - 600 block of West 33rd Street 21211
June 2 1:21 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 200 block of West Coldspring Avenue 21210
June 2 2:08 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
June 6 12:55 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 3600 block of Keswick Avenue 21211
June 8 2:16 a.m. Royal Farms Store - 1000 block of West 41st Street 21211
June 8 4:24 a.m. 7-Eleven - 6200 block of Belair Road 21206
All of the incidents remain under investigation.