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.