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Keyword: robbery

Original release (October 4, 2015  10:36 a.m.):

Just before noon on October 3, 2015, Baltimore County Police received a call for an armed robbery in the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Restaurant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue, 21234.

Police were able to learn that the owner of the restaurant, Markos Pappas (83), parked his car in the front parking lot of the restaurant and then was bent over inside the passenger side of his car in order to get a bag out of his car. At that point, the suspect came up to Mr. Pappas and struck the owner on the head with a handgun. The victim fell to the ground after being struck but was able to get up and flee into the restaurant. The suspect grabbed the bag containing money and drove off from the area.

Several witnesses observed the incident and provided information leading police into Baltimore City. A County officer observed the suspect's car traveling west on Northern Parkway and followed the car until the suspect hit a parked car near the intersection of Greenmount and Venable Avenues. Baltimore City police assisted County officers and the County Police helicopter in finding and placing the suspect under arrest, in the 3300 block of Greenmount Avenue. The suspect's handgun was recovered on Pappas' parking lot.

Mr. Pappas was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Darrell Lamar Burns (25) of the 1300 block of Apple Ridge Court, 21040. Burns has been charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, use of a firearm in a crime of violence and illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Burns is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Booking Photograph of Darrell Lamar Burns

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for a July 27 robbery in the Dundalk/Precinct 12 area.

Just after 6:30 p.m. on July 27, police were called to the intersection of 54th Street and Bank Street 21224 for a robbery.

The initial investigation has indicated the adult female victim was in the area when she was approached by three females in a black Ford passenger car with tinted windows. The suspects “maced” her, took the purse from her shoulder, and pushed her before fleeing the scene.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the affects of the mace.

Images of the suspects were captured on the video surveillance system of a convenience store where the suspects used a credit card that had been in the victim’s purse.

This incident is under investigation by the Dundalk/Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team.

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

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If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

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Original release (September 25, 2015  8:54 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a January 23 robbery in Catonsville.

On January 23 at 4:02 p.m., police responded to a home in the 200 block of Maiden Choice Lane 21228 for a report of a robbery. The adult female victim told police that between 3:45 and 3:50 p.m., two men came to her home. She knew one of the men and he was supposed to come to her home that day so she let both men in. The man that she did not know displayed a gun and told her to give him her pills. The men took the victim’s cell phone as wells as oxycodone and morphine pills and left the scene in a cab.

Police were able to identify the man that the victim knew as 21-year-old Shaun Nathaniel Stewart who has a last known address in the 5400 block of Wasena Avenue 21225 in Anne Arundel County. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Stewart charging him with armed robbery and related offenses. The second suspect remains unknown.

The search for Shaun Nathaniel Stewart is being led by the Baltimore County Police Warrant Apprehension Task Force.

Anyone with information on Shaun Nathaniel Stewart is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

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