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Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who robbed a BP gas station in Catonsville on Saturday, September 9.

The suspect entered the gas station, located at 607 Frederick Road, 21228, around 9:02 a.m., approached the clerk and feigned interest in buying a lottery ticket. When the clerk moved, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cash register. He fled the store with the entire register, then fled the location in a dark colored older model pickup truck on Bishops Lane toward Bloomingdale Avenue.

Police have released surveillance video from the BP gas station in an effort to identify the suspect, who is described as approximately 6'0", very thin, short brown hair, wearing dark pants and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on this crime or this suspect is asked to contact the Baltimore County Robbery Unit at 410-887-2017.

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)

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UPDATE (September 15, 2017 10:39 a.m.):

Mr. Ott has been located and safely returned home.

Original Release (September 12, 2017 3:32 p.m.):

Police continue to search for the subject of Sunday's silver alert activation.

Frederick Ott (89) was reported missing on Sunday, initiating a state-wide silver alert activation. He was last seen around 10:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Maiden Choice Lane in Catonsville. Mr. Ott is approximately 5'9", 150 pounds, has short white hair and wears glasses. It is unknown what he might be wearing. Mr. Ott was driving a black 2004 Nissan Altima with Maryland tag 'SLP166'.

Anyone who may have seen Frederick Ott or his vehicle is asked to contact police at Precinct 1 - Wilkens at 410-887-0872 or dial 9-1-1.

UPDATE (September 4, 2017 1:07 p.m.):

Nataiya Garrison has been located and safely returned home. Thank you to all who shared her information in the efforts to locate her. We believe that those simple gestures make a huge difference in spreading information and getting tips that help us find missing persons!

Original Release (September 4, 2017 4:15 a.m.):

Police continue to look for a missing teenage girl from Catonsville who had threatened to harm herself to her parents.

Nataiya Garrison (14) left her home on North Symington Avenue, 21228, around 1 p.m. yesterday to attend bible study in Bel Air, but then left to hang out with her friend, Teasia Porcher (also reported missing via Baltimore City Police), in the 2700 block of East Fairmount Avenue, 21224. Nataiya texted her parents around midnight to let them know she was alright but would not disclose where or with whom she was, and her cell phone was then turned off.

Police are asking anyone with information on Nataiya Garrison's or Teasia Porcher's whereabouts to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 as they are believed to be together. This case is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit. ​

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Teasia Porcher can also call Baltimore City Police by dialing 3-1-1, texting tips to 443-902-4822 or emailing tips to

Revised June 27, 2017