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Just after midnight on May 12, 2019, Baltimore County Police responded to the unit-block of Malus Court, 21207 for a shooting.

The victim, a 31 year-old male, told police that he was approached by an unknown suspect. The suspect attempted to rob and steal the victim's car. During the attempt, the suspect shot the victim and fled. The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury to his lower body. The man was transported to a local hospital and has since been released after receiving medical treatment. 

If anyone has information about this crime, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020. 

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

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NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (March 19, 2019 12:53 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit has released images from the High's surveillance video of suspect Rogge dressed in the unicorn costume during the armed robbery, as well as a photo of the discarded costume where it was recovered by police.












It should also be noted that the booking photo provided for suspect Rogge is from a 2017 arrest. No booking photo for this crime is available as he remains hospitalized in serious condition.

UPDATE (March 18, 2019 5:17 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged two suspects in the armed robbery of High's Dairy Store on Long Green Pike early Saturday morning.

Jacob William Rogge (28) of the 7900 block of Bradshaw Road, 21156 is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first and second degree assault, theft, and destruction of property after robbing the High's store around 5 a.m. Saturday morning dressed in a full-body white and pink unicorn costume and wielding a crow bar, which he used to smash one of the registers when he demanded money from the employee.

Rogge fled with cash and cigarettes in a silver Hyundai Elantra driven by his accomplice, Joseph Philip Svezzese (27) of the 600 block of Thames Way, 21014. Svezzese is also charged with armed robbery, robbery and theft.

Officers responding to the call passed the silver Elantra which fit the description of the suspect vehicle. Before officers could turn around and stop the vehicle, it lost control and crossed over the oncoming traffic lane on Manor Road at Sweet Air Road, crashing into mailboxes, a BGE pole, shrubbery and finally a boulder, which redirected the vehicle back across Manor Road where it came to a stop after striking a tree.

Both suspects were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. Svezzese was treated and released and is held without bail pending a bail review hearing. Rogge remains hospitalized in serious condition, receiving an initial bail hearing this afternoon resulting in no bond status. 

Evidence was recovered at the scene of the crash linking the suspects to the robbery. The unicorn costume was discarded prior to the crash but later recovered by police off the side of the roadway in some bushes.

Original Release (March 16, 2019 12:32 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an armed robbery this morning involving a suspect who was wearing a unicorn costume.

Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery at the High’s store in the 13500 block of Long Green Pike just after 5 a.m. with a suspect described as being dressed as a unicorn and armed with a crowbar.  Police also received information that the suspect fled the location in a silver passenger vehicle.  

While responding to the scene officers passed a silver passenger car heading in the opposite direction on Glen Arm Rd.  Officers turned around to catch up and make an investigative stop on the vehicle but instead found the vehicle had already become involved in a single vehicle crash in the 14200 block of Manor Rd.  

Two occupants of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries sustained during the crash. Detectives of the Baltimore County Police Criminal Investigations Bureau, Robbery Unit, are continuing to investigate their involvement in the robbery.  This is currently an active investigation.

UPDATE (February 5, 2019 10:40 a.m.):

Jon Codi Moenius remains held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center following a bail review hearing held yesterday.

UPDATE (February 2, 2019 4:27 p.m.):

Booking photo of armed robber Jon Codi MoeniusThe citizens of Baltimore County came through with flying colors after the release of images of the suspect involved in the attempted robbery of an elderly woman at an ATM in Nottingham earlier this week.

Police received an outpouring of calls, all identifying the suspect, who was arrested yesterday evening on a warrant. The suspect is identified as Jon Codi Moenius (25) of the 11000 block of Silver Spruce Terrace, 21087. He is charged with robbery, armed robbery, first and second degree assault, and use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime.

Moenius is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

The Baltimore County Police Department would like to thank all of the citizens who became involved in this case. This crime may not have been solved without your contributions.

Original Release (January 29, 2019 7:31 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect who threatened an elderly woman with a knife at an ATM in the White Marsh Precinct.

This man approached a 71-year-old woman who was at the ATM outside of Wells Fargo Bank at 8851 Belair Road around noon on December 9, 2018. He held a knife to her back and demanded she take money out of the ATM, but instead she began screaming for help. The suspect fled on foot toward Verdel Road where he got into a dark colored SUV type vehicle and left the area.

Detectives from the White Marsh Precinct are now asking for the public's help to identify this suspect, described as approximately 6 feet tall, thin, and around 20 years of age. If you have any information on this crime or can help identify this suspect, contact the Investigative Services Team at White Marsh Precinct by calling 410-887-5000. 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 or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

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

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Revised June 27, 2017