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UPDATE (September 11, 2019 11:22 a.m.)

Booking photo of Tyrone Gerard Uyaha StricklandTyrone Gerard Uyaha Strickland is now additionally charged with five felony charges involving the misuse of the Royal Farms gift cards. He is scheduled for a bail review hearing later today.

UPDATE (September 11, 2019 10:13 a.m.):

The man arrested during an investigation into a van filled with diesel fuel at Royal Farms on Pulaski Highway is identified as Tyrone Gerard Uyaha Strickland (30) of the 400 block of Patuxent Court in La Plata, MD 20646.

Strickland was arrested after the officer stopped the van as it attempted to leave the Royal Farms store and the driver was not able to produce a driver's license or registration card for the vehicle. A check through the Maryland Vehicle Administration revealed his license was revoked in 2016.

Strickland was arrested and charged with driving on a revoked license and issued other relevant traffic citations. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $5000 bond pending a bail review hearing. Criminal charges for the incident are pending further investigation.

Original Release (September 10, 2019 11:05 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police arrested a man following a suspicious vehicle call at a Royal Farms store after he was seen filling tanks inside a van with fuel.

Police were dispatched to the Royal Farms at 10740 Pulaski Highway near Ebenezer Road for a call of a suspicious vehicle at 3:34 p.m. The call indicated that a white van was filling two large tanks inside the cargo area with diesel fuel. When the officer arrived on the scene he observed the van, bearing a Virginia registration plate, stopped at the diesel fuel pump. As the officer approached the van it pulled away and left the parking lot. The officer conducted an investigative traffic stop on the van and determined that the driver had committed an arrestable traffic violation and was taken into custody.

The investigation determined that the suspect, a 30-year-old man, paid for the gas using Royal Farms gift cards, but where and how he obtained those cards remains under investigation. The suspect indicated he was given the cards by the owner of the van, a Virginia man, who asked him to fill the fuel tanks using the gift cards. The owner of the van indicated he rented the van to the suspect with no fuel tanks inside, and denied any knowledge of the gift cards.

The Maryland Department of the Environment responded to collect the fuel, while the van was seized by Baltimore County Police. A search warrant yielded the discovery of a total of 68 Royal Farms gift cards and a credit card inside the van, the validity of which remain under investigation.

The identity of the suspect and charges will be released following formal charging. The incident remains under investigation by officers from the Essex Precinct and detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit are asking for help identifying a burglary suspect in connection with at least two commercial burglaries, one in Baltimore County and one in Harford County.

This suspect struck Carroll Motor Fuels gas station and convenience store at Harford Road and Sunshine Avenue in Kingsville around 2:22 a.m. on Wednesday morning, January 23. The suspect, whose face is concealed, entered the store by shattering a window, stole cartons of cigarettes, and fled the location on foot. The suspect was caught on store surveillance video behind the store counter stealing the cigarettes.

The same suspect is believed to have committed a similar burglary in Harford County last year, on March 4, 2018, around 1 a.m. In that burglary he shattered a window and entered the Royal Farms store in the 3000 block of Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton, again stealing a number of cartons of cigarettes and fleeing on foot.

Anyone who may have additional information on these burglaries or can help identify this suspect is asked to contact Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit detectives by calling 410-307-2020, or contact the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Detective Aksomitus, at 410-836-5427 or Harford Crime Solvers at 1-888-540-8477. Callers may remain anonymous.

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UPDATE (October 3, 2018 10:00 a.m.):

Royal Farm robbery suspectWhile a number of tips were received regarding this armed robber's identity following our original release after he robbed a Royal Farms store in Halethorpe on July 21, none have yielded a positive identification on this suspect. Now he has struck again - at another Royal Farms store in Halethorpe. Police are hoping surveillance images from his most recent crime will finally help to identify this potentially dangerous criminal.

Detectives obtained better images of the armed robber when he struck again on Sunday, September 23. He entered the store at 4308 Washington Boulevard around 5:40 a.m., displayed a firearm to the clerk, and demanded cash. In this case he was caught on camera leaving in a silver crossover type vehicle (pictured below), believed to be an Acura MDX.

This armed robber is described as being a white male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build and short dark hair. If you recognize this man or have any information on this robbery or his previous robbery (see original release below) call police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit is currently investigating both robbery cases involving this suspect.


Original Release (August 9, 2018 2:04 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect in these surveillance images.

This man, described as a white male about six feet tall with a slender build and short dark hair, entered the Royal Farms store at 4384 Hollins Ferry Road, 21227 on July 21 around 2:38 a.m. He was carrying a long gun and immediately walked right behind the counter to the clerk, taking the entire cash drawer from the register. He was last seen fleeing behind a nearby 7-Eleven store.

Anyone who thinks they recognize this armed robber is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit is continuing to investigate this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017