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UPDATE (November 20, 2017 11:23 a.m.):

The woman who made a false report of an armed robbery/carjacking at Towson Town Center Mall on November 14 is identified as Pamela Davis (46) of the unit block of Ashlar Hill Court, 21234. She is charged on a summons with False Statement to Officer.

Original Release (November 16, 2017 4:18 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have determined that a report of an attempted armed carjacking in the parking structure at Towson Town Center Mall Tuesday evening is a false report.

Police responded to a parking lot across from the mall around 5:40 p.m. on November 14 when a 46-year-old Parkville woman reported an armed robbery/attempted carjacking had just occurred. She initially stated that as she exited the mall she saw the two suspects lurking among the parked cars, who then approached her as she opened her car door. They demanded her vehicle, and she believed they had a handgun but didn't specifically see one. She stated she refused to give them her keys but gave them her purse instead, which they took and fled on foot.

Air support, K9, and additional ground support units were called to the scene in an attempt to locate the suspects, which she described as black males with black hooded sweatshirts, jeans, and both wearing black ski masks. Towson Town Center Mall security officers were alerted and Towson University Tweeted cautionary information to students, warning them of the nearby crime and to be vigilant.

As the investigation continued, the information the victim gave to police began to change. Her account of events evolved into a handgun being pointed at her and money being demanded. Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video showing the victim driving onto the lot and parking, but never leaving her vehicle before driving back out of the parking lot just before calling police.

Police are seeking charges against the victim for falsely reporting a crime. Her motive for falsely reporting the incident is still unknown as she has become uncooperative with detectives.

A Dundalk man has been charged with false report after he told police he was shot during a robbery.

On May 26 at 6:01 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a home in the 1900 block of Armco Way 21222 for a report of a shooting. The complainant told police that he had been shot in the hand at close range during an attempted robbery behind the 7-Eleven at Wise avenue and Church Road.

The complainant was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the complainant had actually shot himself inside of his home.

The complainant has been identified as 38-year-old James Lee Pfarr of the 1900 block of Armco Way 21222. He has been charged with false statement to an officer and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $30,000 bail.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017