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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:

Baltimore County
    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

Harford County
    May 30 12:27 a.m.     Royal Farms Store  - 2000 block of Mountain Road 21085

Howard County
    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.

Booking Photograph of Mark Eugene Peters

Original release (February 5,2016  9:01 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a December 31 robbery in Owings Mills.

The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that on December 31, 2015 between 10:30 and 11 p.m., the victim, a 31-year-old woman, went into the store portion of an Exxon station in the 10500 block of Reisterstown Road 21117. She presented the cashier a $100 bill to get changed, but the cashier could not change the bill so she left. A man behind her in line followed her outside and said that he could change her $100 bill. The man then grabbed the $100 bill from her hand and ran off without giving her anything. She tried to grab him, but he pushed her down and tried to take her purse but was not successful.

An image of the man was captured on the store’s video surveillance system.

This incident is under investigation by the Franklin / Precinct 3 Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-887-6979.

Original release (January 7, 2016  9:12 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man responsible for robbing a Parkville Walgreens on November 20, 2015.
The initial investigation into the incident has indicated that around 4 a.m. on November 20, 2015, a man walked in to the Walgreens store in the 9600 block of Harford Road 21234 and asked where the detergent was. He later brought some detergent to the counter. When the cashier placed the detergent in a bag, the suspect threatened him and demanded cigarettes. The suspect fled the store with cigarettes.
The suspect is described as an African American man, 30 to 32-years-old, 5’11” to 6’, weighing 210 pounds. He was wearing a gray zippered hoodie, black pants, and white shoes. He was also carrying a black backpack.
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.
Tips can also be sent to Baltimore County Police online or by email.


Revised April 6, 2016