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Keyword: armed robbery

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.

Detectives are actively continuing an investigation into one armed robbery and another attempted armed robbery of convenience stores in the Towson Precinct early this morning.

The same suspects committed a robbery at a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road around 4:30 a.m., then attempted another armed robbery at a 7-Eleven store on Sherwood Road. Officers searched the area but were not able to apprehend the suspects.

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit is continuing the investigation into these robberies this evening. Anyone who may have information on these crimes is asked to contact Robbery Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Callers may also be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers and may submit tips anonymously.

Baltimore County Police Robbery detectives, in a cooperative effort with investigators from the Baltimore Police Department’s Citywide Robbery Unit, Anne Arundel Police Department, and the FBI Baltimore Field Office, announce the arrest of three suspects responsible for a lengthy series of armed commercial robberies across multiple jurisdictions over the last few months.

Baltimore County Police have linked the three suspects to at least 18 armed robberies committed in Baltimore County, beginning with the robbery of GameStop in the 6300 block of York Road, 21212 on November 28. These same suspects have been linked to at least 4 additional armed robberies in Anne Arundel County and at least 54 in Baltimore City, with additional robberies still under investigation.

The narrative is consistent across the majority of the robberies – masked suspects enter the business during the early evening hours wearing unique clothing, display handguns, and steal cash from the store register along with store merchandise.

This string of robberies ended the evening of March 1, 2019, when Baltimore County Robbery Unit detectives responded to a call for an armed robbery at a McDonald’s in the 6000 block of Liberty Road, 21207. Detectives located the suspect vehicle stopped at a gas station just inside Baltimore City in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue. Detectives approached the vehicle which had stopped at the gas pumps. The driver, Dontrell Glover, and a rear passenger, Milek Rankin, fled the vehicle on foot and, with the aid of K-9 and Aviation, both were apprehended. The third suspect, Marquis Moore, got into the driver seat of the suspect vehicle and fled.

Unmarked police units followed the suspect vehicle into Howard County where they lost sight of it, but eventually located it parked in the 10000 block of Daystar Court, 21044, and with the cooperation of the Howard County Police Department, were able to take the third suspect into custody.

The three suspects are identified as:

  • Dontrell Eric Glover (27) of the 1800 block of W. Saratoga Street, 21223
  • Milek Anton Rankin (25) of the 2500 block of Hollins Street, 21223
  • Marquis Davon Moore (32) of the 100 block of Thomas Guidera Circle, 21229

All three suspects have been charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery, and first degree assault, with additional charges pending additional investigation. All three suspects remain held on no bail status following bail review hearings yesterday.

Chief Terrence Sheridan acknowledged the hard work and dedication of members of all of the involved agencies put forth in this large-scale investigation. “When there are crimes committed across jurisdictions it takes serious commitment and cooperation from agencies to bring a successful conclusion to those investigations. That is exactly what we had in this case, which has brought an end to this crime spree and a sense of security back to our communities,” said Chief Sheridan.

Funding for this joint investigation was made possible in part by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention which funds the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017