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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.

Baltimore County Fire units responded Sunday morning to a two-alarm incident at the Towson Town Center mall involving a motor vehicle crash into a building and a gas line break.

At 11:35 a.m., a vehicle ran into a building under construction in the unit block of E. Joppa Rd., immediately adjacent to Macy's. (The mall is located in the 800 block of Dulaney Valley Rd.) The vehicle struck a high-pressure natural gas line, causing a significant gas leak.

Emergency personnel blocked off a section of York Road. A parking garage was closed temporarily, and access to the mall from the garage was temporarily restricted. 

BGE responded and turned off the gas at about 1 p.m. 

One person -- a woman who was driving the vehicle that crashed -- was transported to Sinai Hospital with serious injuries. The crash is under investigation by Baltimore County Police.

Crashes on Saturday and again on Sunday closed businesses after the vehicles struck buildings on York Road.

On Saturday a vehicle crashed through the front doors of Gibby's Seafood & Gourmet Market in the 2300 block of York Road around 2 p.m. when the driver attempted to pull into a parking space but accelerated instead. The vehicle, a 2006 Jaguar, caused severe damage to the front of the store as it traveled through the front doors, causing glass and debris to scatter. Four patrons suffered minor injuries from the debris; three were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The driver was not injured.

Around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday a vehicle traveling northbound on Dulaney Valley Road near East Joppa Road left the roadway and collided with a building. The building did not sustain structural damage, but a BGE gas meter attached to the building did, causing a gas leak. Roadways surrounding the Towson Town Center from the traffic circle past the entrance to Macy's were closed while Baltimore County Fire Department and BGE responded to the scene to shut off the gas lines and make the necessary repairs. Macy's and the parking garage to Towson Town Center were closed for a period of time but the mall remained open during the repairs. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. 

Both crashes remain under investigation.

Revised June 27, 2017