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UPDATE (August 25, 2019 4 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to search for the killer of Idrissa Derme, who would have celebrated his 47th birthday yesterday.

Derme’s car, a black 2008 Honda Accord with Maryland registration '1DG7315', VIN 1HGCP26858A088892, is also still missing. The victim was killed on October 15, 2018 in the 900-block of Vanderwood Road, 21228 while making a food delivery.

If anyone has information about Idrissa’s murder, please call 9-1-1 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK UP. Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Original Release (March 8, 2019 12:56 p.m.):

Shooting on Vanderwood Road Leaves One Man Dead

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help locating a homicide victim’s Honda Accord, stolen after he was shot to death while making a food delivery in October.

Homicide detectives learned that Idrissa Derme’s car was stolen following his murder on October 15, 2018 and are now asking for help locating the car, a black 2008 4-door Honda Accord with Maryland registration ‘1DG7315’. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is ‘1HGCP26858A088892.’ The Accord has a sunroof and, prior to being stolen, had minor damage to the hubcaps and front bumper.

Derme was making a food delivery for Pat’s Pizza & Pasta in the 900 block of Vanderwood Road around 8 p.m. when he was shot at least once in the upper body. A passerby discovered Derme lying unconscious in the street, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival of police and medics. It was later learned that Derme’s Honda Accord was missing.

If anyone has information about this murder, please call 9-1-1. Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect in this case.

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:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

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.

Revised June 27, 2017