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Baltimore County Police are investigating a robbery and shooting in Parkville.

On July 18, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. officers responded to the 7100 block of Darlington Drive, 21234, for a robbery. The victims said they were on the parking lot of the Dubai Hookah Lounge when two suspects approached them and robbed them. During the robbery, a suspect shot one of the victims who ran toward a neighborhood and called 911. The shooting victim was transported to a local hospital and has been treated and released. This is an on-going investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information on this crime to contact detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges 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

Text: “MCS (include tip)” to CRIMES (274637)

Web tip:

Mobile App: P3TIPS

Baltimore County detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect wanted in robbing four juveniles as they walked out of Towson Town Center around 6:30 p.m. on July 9. Seneca Rice, 34 years old, from the 1800 block of Wycliffe Road, 21234, is charged with four counts of robbery, one count second-degree assault and various theft charges. He is currently in custody in Baltimore City on unrelated charges. A detainer will be issued until Baltimore City has concluded their investigation.

The July 9 incident occurred as the juveniles walked out of the side entrance of the mall near Fairmount Avenue and were confronted by the suspect. During the confrontation, the suspect had a knife on his belt as he demanded the juveniles’ backpacks and personal items. At one point, the suspect grabbed the back of one of the victims to prevent him from leaving. The suspect used bias slurs towards the victims during the robbery. The victims gave the suspect their personal items and he fled the area.

Detectives were able to interview witnesses and gather evidence that led them to identifying suspect Rice. Detectives shared this information with Baltimore City and they advised he was in custody for an unrelated crime.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Officers located and arrested a suspect moments after a robbery at a Perry Hall Chick-fil-A yesterday afternoon thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses.

Police were called to the Chick-fil-A in the 8800 block of Belair Road, 21236 just after 1 p.m. yesterday for a business robbery. The suspect entered the business and announced an "armed robbery," threatening the employees and demanding cash. He pushed one employee out of his way, and tore the drawer out of the register. He fled the scene with the cash drawer in a white Hyundai Tucson.

Witnesses began calling 9-1-1 during the robbery, giving detailed descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle, including the direction of travel. Officers quickly located and stopped the Hyundai on Joppa Road at Avondale Road and were able to place the suspect, identified as Parrish Owens (52) of the 5700 block of Adleigh Avenue, 21206, under arrest without further incident. The cash and drawer were also recovered.

Owens is charged with robbery, misdemeanor theft, and first and second degree assault. He remains held on no bail status following a bail review hearing this morning.

Revised June 27, 2017