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Keyword: armed robbery

Two men are arrested and charged in the shooting of a man during a robbery on Melissa Court in Owings Mills last week.

Brandon Leon Nyle Jackson (23) of the 3300 block of Ripple Road, 21244 and his cousin, Phillip Lermell Jackson (23) of the 3700 block of Boarman Avenue, 21215 are both charged with attempted first degree murder, first degree assault, armed robbery and firearms charges after shooting and injuring a man and assaulting a woman during an armed robbery on Monday, September 30.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit determined that the Jackson cousins followed the victim to Melissa Court where Brandon Jackson pointed a handgun at the victim, then struck the victim with the gun. Jackson fired the gun during the assault, causing a non-life-threatening injury to the victim. Brandon Jackson stole cash and a cell phone from the victim.

A woman, hearing the gunshot, exited her home. Brandon Jackson pointed the gun at her and stole her cell phone, as well. The Jackson cousins fled the location in a vehicle driven by Phillip Jackson.

Brandon Jackson and Phillip Jackson both remain held on no bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center following bail review hearings.

Two suspects robbed the Family Dollar store in Rosedale, pointing a gun at the cashier and demanding money. Can you help us identify them?

It was just before 3 p.m. when the two men walked into Family Dollar at 8414 Philadelphia Road, 21237. They approached the counter, pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded she open the register. They took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot west on Philadelphia Road.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are continuing the investigation into this incident and are asking the public for help identifying these two suspects. If you recognize either of these suspects or have any information on this crime call 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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Two suspects remain held without bail after robbing a business owner at gunpoint and attempting to extort an additional $30,000.

Anthony Smith (32) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dana Jackson (22) with no fixed address are both charged with armed robbery, robbery, and theft. Additionally, Smith is charged with first and second degree assault, the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime, illegal possession of a handgun, and extortion. They both remain held on no bond status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending trial.

Smith and Jackson were arrested during a traffic stop on July 16 after detectives watched Smith take a bait package left in a designated location following Smith's demand of $30,000 from a local business owner. Detectives recovered the bait package and a loaded handgun, along with additional evidence, during the execution of a search warrant on the suspect vehicle following the arrests. 

The Armed Robbery

The incident stemmed from an armed robbery at the victim's home at an undisclosed location in Baltimore County in the early morning hours on July 14. As the victim was returning home around 1:45 a.m. he was met at his door by Smith, who pointed a gun at him and ordered him inside. Smith demanded cash from the victim, then ransacked the home for valuables, including a wallet with credit cards. During the incident, Smith was on the phone with a female who was later identified as Jackson. Jackson ordered Smith to obtain the PIN numbers for the credit cards, but when the victim was unable to provide them, Smith repeatedly struck the victim in the face, causing serious facial injuries.

Before fleeing the location, Smith demanded information about the victim's business partner and threatened to kill him if he called police. Smith would later leave a threatening note at the business partner's home demanding $30,000 be left at a designated location. After Smith left, the victim called his business partner to warn him, and then they called police.

The Investigation

Over the next 34 hours members of the Baltimore County Police Department from patrol, Robbery Unit, Criminal Apprehension Support Team, Intelligence Unit, Tactical Unit and Aviation worked tirelessly together in investigating, collecting evidence, and catching Smith and Jackson. The collaborative effort among these officers and detectives led to their quick identification and arrest, ensuring the safety of the victim, his business partner, and the rest of the community.

"I'm really proud of the work that everyone involved put into this case. Their dedication and commitment to law enforcement and the people of Baltimore County is evident in the quality and swiftness of this investigation," said Chief Hyatt. "It makes me proud to be a part of this organization."

*Information regarding the victims' names and locations of the crimes are being withheld to protect the victims in this case.
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017