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Baltimore County Police are asking for additional victims of a specific type of “date” robbery to come forward after two suspects are charged, with additional suspects still outstanding.

Matthew Austin Bauer (21) of the 1900 block of Denbury Drive, 21222 and Paul William James Keve (18) of the 1700 block of Searles Road, 21222 are charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, and Misdemeanor Theft after they robbed a man (24) they scheduled a meeting with on a cell phone based dating application called “Jack’d” on March 31. When the victim responded to a designated location in the 7500 block of Westfield Road in Dundalk he was surrounded by Bauer and Keve, who threatened him with a knife and stole his cash and cell phone.

In an earlier case on March 2, another man (22) was robbed and beaten when he set up a meeting with someone called “Josh” on a similar type of cell phone based dating application called “Grindr.” When the victim responded to the designated meeting place in the 1600 block of Four Georges Court in Dundalk, he was approached by a black male suspect wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask who demanded his money and cell phone. When the victim attempted to flee he was surrounded by two other black male suspects who began beating him. The three suspects fled with the victim’s cash and phone. Keve has been identified as one of these suspects and is also charged in this case.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents, a similar type incident, or anyone who may have been victimized under similar circumstances by either Bauer or Keve is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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.

These cases continue to be investigated by Detectives of the Dundalk precinct Investigative Services Team.

UPDATE (April 25, 2017 2:11 p.m.):

Baltimore County Robbery detectives have arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Nature Care Pharmacy in Reisterstown.

Timothy Smallwood (48) of the 8700 block of Town and Country Road in Ellicott City was arrested on Saturday after numerous citizens' tips led police to identify him as the suspect in the surveillance video images released just one day earlier.

Booking photo of Timothy Smallwood, arrested in robbery.

He is charged with Armed Robbery, 1st Degree Assault, Use of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, and Misdemeanor Theft. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who became involved by responding with tips, ultimately leading to the identification and arrest of this criminal.

 

Original Release (April 21, 2017 10:24 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

Around noon on March 25, the suspect depicted below walked behind the pharmacy counter in Nature Care Pharmacy on Main Street in Reisterstown, pointed a handgun at the clerk, and ordered the clerk to give him various pharmaceuticals. He then fled the location on foot towards Village Center Road.

The suspect is described as a taller, thin man with longer graying hair, pulled back into a ponytail in the images captured on video surveillance.

Anyone with information regarding this man’s identity is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at www.metrocrimestoppers.org. 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.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a robbery suspect.

At approximately 6:13 p.m. on Friday, March 31, the suspect entered Shaw’s Jewelers located inside Eastpoint Mall in the 7800 block of Eastern Avenue in the Dundalk precinct. He spoke with a sales associate, inquiring about items located near the exit of the store. When the associate removed the items from the case for his inspection, he displayed a handgun, took the merchandise, and fled from the store into the mall, exiting the mall near Applebee’s Grill and Bar.

The suspect is described as a black male with short black balding hair, around 40 to 50 years of age, approximately 5’8” and 130 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This case is currently under investigation by the Baltimore County Robbery Unit.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016