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Original release (December 9, 2016  7:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a November 5 kidnapping and attempted robbery.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was in the parking lot of the Babies-R-Us in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286. She was putting her one-year-old daughter and two-month-old son into her car when the suspect approached her. The suspect told her that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she screamed. The suspect told the victim to get in the car and they drove from the parking lot.

As they drove away, the suspect told the woman to go to the bank and she told him that her wife had all the credit cards. The suspect had her to drive back to the parking lot where they waited for the woman’s wife. When the woman’s wife came up to the vehicle, the woman told her that the suspect needed money. The suspect then became involved in an altercation with the woman’s wife and later ran away without taking anything.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.

Detectives had a composite sketch of the suspect done.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.​

    

     

     

  

 

 

 

    

    

    

    

   

    

   

  

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Original release (February 24, 2016  9:20 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have placed speed cameras at six new locations:

  • Deer Park Elementary School - 9800 Block of Lyons Mill Road 21117
  • Reisterstown Elementary School - 200 Block of Walgrove Road 21136
  • Calvert Hall School - 1200 Block of Putty Hill Avenue 21286
  • Timonium Elementary School - 2000 Block of Eastridge Road 21093
  • McCormick Elementary School - 5100 Block of Hazelwood Avenue 21206
  • General John Stricker Middle School - 7800 Block of Trappe Road 21222

There will be a 30 day warning period when the cameras become operational.

More information on Baltimore County's Speed Camera Program can be found on our website: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/speedcameras/

UPDATE (March 11):

The Baltimore County Police Department has released the booking photograph of Elbert Darell Crump, the suspect charged in connection with a January 21 armed robbery at a Toys R Us on Putty Hill Avenue 21286.

Booking Photograph of Elbert Darell Crump

UPDATE (January 22):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man charged in connection with the robbery of a Toys R Us on Putty Hill 21286 as 45-year-old Elbert Darell Crump of the 1600 block of Mussula Road 21286.

Crump has been charged with armed robbery and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded to the Toys R Us store at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of an armed robbery. Multiple police units, including Chief James Johnson who was in the area, began to arrive on the scene within two minutes of the call being dispatched. As the suspect was exiting the store, he encountered police and ran back inside where he hid.

Most of the employees and customers fled the store, but some remained inside, and sheltered in place. The suspect did not take any hostages.

The area around the store was quickly secured, which included closing several stores and area roads. Specialized units, including the Tactical Unit were called to the scene.

At just after 3 p.m., tactical teams made entry into the store and located the suspect hiding in a box. He was taken into custody without incident.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the registers. While he was getting money from the registers, several alert people in the store called police.

No shots were fired during this incident and there no reports of injuries during the incident itself. One person was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a condition unrelated to the robbery.

Original release (January 21):

A 45-year-old man has been arrested following an armed robbery and subsequent barricade this afternoon at the Toys R Us in Precinct 6/Towson.

Police  and Fire units responded to a robbery in progress at about 1:40 p.m. to the store in the 1200 block of Putty Hill Ave. in the Towson Place shopping complex. The suspect, who was armed with a gun, retreated inside the store as soon as he saw the first-arriving officers. Most of the customers and employees inside at the time of the robbery escaped the store, but several people remained inside, sheltering in place. There is no indication that the suspect held these people against their will.

Tactical units made entry into the store around 3 p.m. and the suspect was taken into custody a few minutes after that. Charges are pending.

Police do not believe shots were fired. No one was injured.

Roads surrounding the Towson Place complex were closed during the incident, and the stores immediately adjacent to Toys R Us also closed.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016