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Baltimore County Police are asking for additional victims of a specific type of “date” robbery to come forward after two suspects are charged, with additional suspects still outstanding.

Matthew Austin Bauer (21) of the 1900 block of Denbury Drive, 21222 and Paul William James Keve (18) of the 1700 block of Searles Road, 21222 are charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, 2nd Degree Assault, and Misdemeanor Theft after they robbed a man (24) they scheduled a meeting with on a cell phone based dating application called “Jack’d” on March 31. When the victim responded to a designated location in the 7500 block of Westfield Road in Dundalk he was surrounded by Bauer and Keve, who threatened him with a knife and stole his cash and cell phone.

In an earlier case on March 2, another man (22) was robbed and beaten when he set up a meeting with someone called “Josh” on a similar type of cell phone based dating application called “Grindr.” When the victim responded to the designated meeting place in the 1600 block of Four Georges Court in Dundalk, he was approached by a black male suspect wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask who demanded his money and cell phone. When the victim attempted to flee he was surrounded by two other black male suspects who began beating him. The three suspects fled with the victim’s cash and phone. Keve has been identified as one of these suspects and is also charged in this case.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents, a similar type incident, or anyone who may have been victimized under similar circumstances by either Bauer or Keve is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at 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.

These cases continue to be investigated by Detectives of the Dundalk precinct Investigative Services Team.

UPDATE (March 23, 2016  5:38 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team is continuing to investigate this crash. After the investigation is complete, the results will be presented to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. The State's Attorney's Office will review the investigation and decide on any charges.

UPDATE (March 21, 2016  11:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the driver of the suspect vehicle in this case. Charges against him are pending further investigation.

Update (March 18, 2016   9:42 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have located the red Mercedes Benz involved in the March 17th hit and run incident. Police are continuing their investigation. No additional details at this time.

Original Release

Police are investigating a hit and run crash in Dundalk involving a 13-year-old girl.

The girl was crossing Holabird Avenue near Searles Road when she was struck by a red Mercedes Benz. The car fled the area even though several witnesses tried to prevent the driver from leaving the scene. Witnesses said the car was displayed Maryland War of 1812 registration plates. The driver was described as a white male. There was a front seat passenger in the car, described as a white female.

The child was transported by County Fire Department personnel to Johns Hopkins Children Center for treatment. The girl is in stable condition and is expected to survive her injuries.

The Mercedes should have damage to the front hood of the car. The vehicle was last seen in the area of Lynch Road and Shore Road. If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Revised June 27, 2017