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Keyword: robbery

Original release (December 11, 2015  9:38 p.m.):

A man was injured after being shot in an apparent street robbery in the 700 block of Rambo Court, 21227.

Police responded to the alley between  Rambo Court and Fifth Avenue after the victim, a 35-year-old man, suffered at least one gunshot wound to the upper body in a street robbery.  The suspects, two adult black males, fled the scene on foot after shooting the victim, whom police believe may have been targeted.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries.

This incident continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (December 23, 2015, 11:15 a.m.):

The second suspect in this liquor store robbery has been charged with armed robbery, first degree assault and related charges. He is Hayes Sample Jr., 25, of the 600 block of W. Hoffman St., 21201.

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $3.5 million bail. His booking photo is posted below.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  4:03 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have released information on two of the handguns involved in this case.

The handgun used by the store clerk was legally purchased and registered to him. The handgun used by the suspect the clerk shot did not show as being reported stolen when databases were checked. The gun is an older model and further investigation is being done dy detectives.

UPDATE (December 8, 2015  8:37 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified a robbery suspect that died after being shot by a liquor store clerk Monday night as 25-year-old Claude Edward Mayo of the 900 block of Arlington Avenue 21217.

Just before 7 p.m., Mayo and a second suspect entered Towson Wine and Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204. Both suspects displayed handguns and announced a robbery. Mayo aimed his handgun at the clerk’s head at which time; the clerk produced a handgun and shot Mayo multiple times.

Mayo and the second suspect both fled the store without getting anything. Mayo collapsed close by and the second suspect continued to flee on foot.

Mayo was declared deceased at the scene. His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy. Police recovered Mayo’s handgun.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit with assistance from the Robbery Unit. When the investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office for review.

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

Original release (December 7, 2015  9:55 p.m.):

A suspect who attempted to rob a Towson  liquor store is deceased after being shot by the clerk.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday night, two male suspects entered Towson Wine & Spirits in the unit block of Pennsylvania Avenue 21204 and announced a robbery.  One of the suspects produced a handgun at that time.

Instead of retrieving money out of the register, the clerk produced his own handgun.  The clerk, a 68-year-old man, shot one of the suspects multiple times in the upper body.  Both suspects fled the liquor store on foot.  The injured suspect collapsed a short distance from the liquor store, while the other suspect continued to flee on foot from the area and was still outstanding at the time of this release.

The injured suspect was declared deceased at the scene. Police continue to search the area for the second suspect; there is no description at this time.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Robbery units.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr.

Booking photo of Hayes Sample Jr., charged in the robbery of a Towson liquor store.

UPDATE (December 1, 2015  8:52 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken a man into custody in connection with this robbery and a robbery at a 7-Eleven in Overlea (click here for release).

A woman has also been taken into custody in connection with the 7-Eleven robbery.

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department Robbery Unit are continuing to actively investigate this case.

Further information is not available at this time.

UPDATE (November 25, 2015  1:59 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is continuing to look for the suspect that robbed a Parkville business on November 11 and have released more photographs of him.
 
Just before 8:30 p.m. on November 11, the suspect entered a Baskin Robbins store in the 2300 block of East Joppa Road 21234. He grabbed an employee and pressed something against her side that she thought was a gun. The suspect then took the employee to a register and told her to open it or he would shoot her. He took money from the register and fled the store.
 
The incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. Detectives are working to determine if this suspect is also responsible for other commercial robberies in the area.
 
Anyone with information on this incident or having information on the person pictured is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Additional photographs of the suspect

Original release (November 19, 2015  1:33 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the robbery of a Parkville Baskin Robbins on November 11.

Just before 8:30 p.m. on November 11, the suspect entered a Baskin Robbins store in the 2300 block of East Joppa Road 21234. He grabbed an employee and pressed something against her side that she thought was a gun. The suspect then took the employee to a register and told her to open it or he would shoot her. He took money from the register and fled the store.

The suspect is described as a 35 to 40-year-old African American male, 6’0”, 160 pounds, with missing teeth. He had been wearing a blue hooded Nike sweatshirt with a blue logo and jeans.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Robbery Unit.

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

  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   
   

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Revised April 6, 2016