Detectives have been investigating a series of armed robberies committed by a suspect described as a female with teardrop tattoos on her face. Last Wednesday, around 6:30 p.m., detectives finally caught up with her, ending a robbery spree across central Baltimore County and parts of Baltimore City that began and ended at the CVS at 1000 Taylor Avenue.

Kennise Chantelle Burrell (30) of the 4800 block of Norwood Road, 21212 was caught and arrested as she hid behind a bus shelter after shoplifting at that CVS store which, ironically, is exactly where she began her robbery spree on March 25. With this arrest, Baltimore County Police have cleared this shoplifting case and four additional armed robbery cases, with Baltimore City Police clearing a number of armed robbery cases, as well.

Burrell was paying unknown individuals to drive her to the locations where she would commit the armed robberies by showing what appeared to be a handgun on her or in a bag she carried, demanding cash, then have the individual drop her off at another location. On Wednesday, April 25, she was confronted by an employee as she placed items into a bag she was carrying, then shoved the employee in order to flee the store. The driver became suspicious when the employee followed Burrell out of the store, arguing with her as she got back into the car. The driver drove Burrell across the street and made her get out of the vehicle, then called CVS and spoke with an officer that had just arrived on the scene. That is when responding patrol officers saw Burrell attempting to conceal herself behind the shelter at a nearby bus stop. She was immediately arrested without incident.

booking photo of armed robbery suspect, Kennise BurrellBurrell admitted to her involvement in her crimes, blaming a drug addiction for her actions. She remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on armed robbery, assault, and theft charges.

Booking photo of Kennise Chantelle Burrell