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Police are asking for help identifying these suspects responsible for at least three commercial burglaries in a single night.

Detectives have connected overnight burglaries at Dunkin Donuts on Honeygo Center Drive and Lucky Express on Philadelphia Road, both in the White Marsh Precinct, and Thai Rainbow on Concourse Circle in Essex Precinct. All three burglaries occurred during the overnight hours from Sunday, September 29 into Monday, September 30.

Surveillance images recovered by detectives have helped to determine that the suspects broke into Tai Rainbow around 12:32 a.m. and Dunkin Donuts around 3:20 a.m. In all three cases the suspects broke in and attacked the cash drawers, making away with an undisclosed amount of cash. Click here to watch portions of the surveillance video.

Detectives are now turning to the public for help in identifying these three suspects, who may have been driving a Nissan Murano and an unknown type of SUV at the time they committed their crimes. If you recognize any of these suspects or this suspect vehicle, contact detectives from the Baltimore County Burglary Unit by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (January 4, 2018 2:35 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that may be involved in the shooting murder of 19-year-old Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones in Parkville last October.

Police were called to the area of Taylor Avenue and Beverly Avenue near the Dunkin’ Donuts store for a shooting around 7:22 p.m. on October 20, 2018. When officers arrived they discovered Arca-Jones lying in the roadway on Beverly Avenue with at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Detectives have obtained surveillance video of a vehicle that may have been involved in this crime. The video depicts the vehicle driving across the parking lot of Pappas Seafood Carry-Out at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Oakleigh Road just after the shooting.

Police are asking anyone who may have information about this vehicle, its owner or occupants, or any additional information regarding the shooting death of Arca-Jones to contact Homicide Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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, online, or by using their new mobile phone app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

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Original Release (October 21, 2018 2:22 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting that left one man dead near Taylor Avenue in Parkville last night.

Police responded to a call for shots fired around 7:20 p.m. to find a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound lying in the roadway in the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue near Taylor Avenue. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died. He is identified as Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones (19) of the 7800 block of Beverly Avenue, 21234.

The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation this afternoon to determine the motive for this shooting. Anyone who may have information about the suspect in this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

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