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UPDATE (March 1, 2018 10:22 a.m.):

Tips from the public following the initial release of this crash led investigators to a teal colored 1997 Buick LeSabre with extensive damage to the front grill, hood and windshield, also missing the front Buick emblem, that was abandoned without tags in the 700 block of Wedeman Avenue in Linthicum. Further investigation led officers to driver, who admitted his involvement. He is identified as Lloyd Edward Willey (62) of the 700 block of Wedeman Avenue, 21090.

Willey was arrested late last night and charged on citation with hit-and-run violations as well as driving unlicensed. The case will be forwarded to the State's Attorney's Office of Baltimore County for further review. He is presently being held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

UPDATE (February 28, 2018 2:32 p.m.):

Police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed on Annapolis Road last night as 35-year-old Thomas Fisher of no fixed address in Glen Burnie. Crash Team investigators continue to search for witnesses to this hit-and-run crash and clues to the identity of the driver. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (February 28, 2018 12:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspect vehicle or driver who killed a pedestrian in Landsdowne late last night.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was found laying in the southbound lane of Annapolis Road north of Hoffman Avenue near the Anne Arundel County line by a motorist who called 9-1-1 around 10:41 p.m. Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scene and began life-saving efforts. The man was transported to Saint Agnes Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police have not been able to locate any witnesses to the crash, but have identified the suspect vehicle as a 1997-1999 Buick LeSabre of an unknown color by evidence left at the scene. The suspect vehicle will have damage to the center front-end grill area, and will be missing the Buick emblem. The vehicle may also have denting damage to the hood and could have a cracked or shattered windshield.

Anyone who sees a Buick LeSabre with damage to the front grill area or has any information regarding the driver or suspect vehicle is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. This crash continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

In a collaborative effort between jurisdictions, patrol based units, and the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit, an armed commercial robbery suspect who struck in numerous areas around Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County since mid-November is now in custody.

Thomas Hudson III (53) of no fixed address was arrested and charged with multiple counts of Armed Robbery, Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony/Violent Crime and 1st Degree Assault.

“We as a Department must continue to do our best to fight crime and remove those committing these violent offenses within our community,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan. One day before Thanksgiving, our officers accomplished just that.

Hudson's crime spree was first noticed when he attempted to rob a McDonald's restaurant on Reisterstown Road on November 15. He displayed a handgun at the counter and demanded cash out of the register. Instead of responding to his demands, the employee screamed and ran to the back of the store. Hudson left empty handed but held up a Dunkin Donuts on Liberty Road half an hour later.

Detectives have linked Hudson to at least six armed robberies occurring in Baltimore County as well as additional armed robberies in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County. In Baltimore County Hudson has been linked mostly to armed robberies of fast food restaurants, typically leaning in the drive-thru window, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. He has also been linked to the robberies of a private business, corporate office, and a pharmacy. Members of the Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County Police Departments have met, collaborated, and cooperated in search warrants and other investigative means in the effort to stop this criminal.

The case began to break when Hudson was caught on video attempting to use a credit card stolen in one of his robberies, followed up by surveillance video obtained of Hudson leaving the scene of one of the robberies in an older model tan Buick LeSabre. Detectives from the Robbery unit disseminated this information to patrol and specialized units in the Woodlawn, Pikesville and Towson precincts, whose officers began canvassing their jurisdictions for the suspect vehicle.

On November 22, officers in the Investigative Services Unit and Community Action Team of the Pikesville Precinct followed through with a strategic plan to search for the suspect vehicle, and found it. Hudson eventually returned to the vehicle, where he was promptly arrested. A search warrant conducted on the vehicle resulted in the discovery of the gun used in the robberies, which was determined to be an air pistol.

“Due to the intuitive work of our patrol officers and the collective effort of our detectives, we have put an end to this crime spree which clearly would have continued for quite some time,” said Baltimore County Police Colonel Steven M. Hlavach, Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.  

Thomas Hudson continues to be held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017