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Update 7/28/17 4:30 p.m.

Joshua Jerome Brown was located in Baltimore city and taken into custody without incident. Thank you to Baltimore City Police for providing assistance in the search of Brown.

Original Release 7/28/17 3:00 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are searching for a prisoner in their custody who escaped from inside St. Agnes Hospital located in the 900-block of Caton Avenue, 21229. Joshua Jerome Brown, 21, with a last known address of 5600-block of Loch Raven Boulevard, 21239 ran out of St. Agnes Hospital while receiving medical treatment on July 27, 2017 at 11:30 p.m. Brown was last seen running on Wilkens Avenue. Police immediately set up a perimeter around the area and have continued to conduct an extensive search for the man.

Joshua Brown is charged with the robbery of the Cricket Wireless store located in the 700-block of N. Rolling Road, 21228 on the afternoon of July 22, 2017. He was being held without bail on the charges of armed robbery, robbery, and theft between $1,000 to $10,000.00 in that case.

Brown was also charged with assault on a police officer. On July 26, 2017, an officer from the Wilkens Precinct attempted to stop Joshua Brown while Brown was driving a gold Cadillac DeVille. The officer learned that the registration plates did not belong on the car. When the officer stopped the car, Brown backed into the patrol car as the officer was getting out of the patrol car. After hitting the patrol car, Brown pulled forward and fled the area. During the investigation of the robbery, police learned that Joshua Brown was also responsible for the assault on the County officer. Brown was charged with second-degree assault and was being held without bail.

Joshua Brown is described as a black male, 6’01”, approximately 205 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair. Brown has several tattoos on his arms, throat, neck, and right eye. Joshua Jerome Brown’s whereabouts are unknown at this time. If anyone has information, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are seeking information on the identity of a suspect who is responsible for multiple commercial robberies.

On July 1 at approximately 12:45 p.m., the suspect entered a Rite Aid in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike, pretended to make a purchase, then grabbed money from the open register and fled the store.

On July 14 at approximately 2:45 p.m., the same suspect entered a Walgreens in the 1500 block of Reisterstown Road, pretended to make a purchase, then attempted unsuccessfully to grab cash from the open register. Around 4:45 p.m., the suspect entered a Rite Aid in the 7100 block of Security Boulevard, pretended to make a purchase and grabbed cash from the open drawer.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who robbed the Rehya Pharmacy in the 400 block of Frederick Road in Catonsville on June 20. Surveillance video was obtained from both exterior and interior cameras.

Two of the suspects entered the pharmacy while a third remained outside of the building as a lookout. The “lookout” is described as tall and thin, about 5’8”, 20-30 years old.

The second suspect went into the pharmacy but remained behind the counter. He is described as approximately 5’8”, medium build, with some facial hair.

The third suspect jumped over the counter and filled a plastic bag with pharmaceuticals. He is described as having a tall, thin build, approximately 20 years old.

Anyone with information on the identities of any of these three suspects or who has any information on this crime is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

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

Reward Offered

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.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip:

Revised June 27, 2017