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Baltimore County Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who knocked down and robbed an 85-year-old man in Essex.

The suspect watched and then followed the elderly man after he used the ATM at the Royal Farm store in the 1600 block of Middleborough Road in Precinct 11, Essex on December 30, 2016. After crossing the street, the suspect knocked the man down, robbed him, and fled the scene on foot. 

The suspect is a black male age 20 – 25, approximately 5’10” and around 170 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing gray sweatpants, a black jacket, black Nike sneakers with white soles and a white Nike emblem on the side. He wore an open face mask during the robbery.

Surveillance video from the Royal Farm store captured the suspect walking around just prior to the robbery.

This case continues to be investigated by the Investigative Services Unit of Precinct 11.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

A good Samaritan stopped and held a suspect who was fleeing from a robbery yesterday afternoon in Halethorpe.

Police arrived on the scene to find the man kneeling on the suspected robber about a block from where the robbery occurred.

The initial call to police came at 4:14 p.m. from a security company when an employee pushed a holdup alarm button during the robbery.  The suspect entered Baltimore Highlands Pharmacy in the 4100 block of Annapolis Road, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded pills and pharmaceuticals that are kept in a locked area. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Robert James Richter of the 5400 block of East Drive in Halethorpe, then fled the location on foot. During the robbery another employee was having a telephone conversation with the man who would eventually subdue the suspect. When the employee told him they were being robbed he immediately responded from a nearby location. When he arrived, the employees pointed out the suspect, who had stopped a short distance from the pharmacy. The man gave chase and, after a brief altercation with Richter, subdued him and held him until police arrived and took Richter into custody.

Police recovered the gun which was then determined to be a pellet gun.

Richter is charged with armed robbery, first degree assault, and grand theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (August 31, 2016  12:21 p.m.):

Detectives with the Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit have charged two suspects in connection with a July 27 robbery in Owings Mills.

  • Kevin Donnell Brown (16 – charged as an adult) of the 1600 block of north Gilmore Street 21217 has been charged with robbery, first-degree assault, and related charges.  He was released on $50,000 bail.
  • A 15-year-old male was charged as a juvenile with robbery and released to relatives..

This case remains under investigation by the Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit.

Booking Photograph of Kevin Donnell Brown

UPDATE (August 31, 2016  8:41 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken two suspects into custody in connection with this incident. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Original release (August 30, 2016  8:31 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects responsible for a July 27 robbery in Owings Mills.

The investigation has indicated that sometime between 11:30 and 11:53 a.m. on July 27, an 18-year-old man was walking in Lakeside Boulevard. There was a person walking in front of him that got robbed of a credit card and a cell phone by two suspects. The suspects then approached him, displayed what he thought was a knife, and took his headphones.

There were no reports of injuries during this incident.

Images of the suspects were captured on video surveillance at a local business.

This incident is under investigation by the Precinct 3 Investigative Services Unit.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-6979 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Revised September 27, 2016