A man held in a Baltimore jail on charges of armed robbery in the city is facing additional charges in Anne Arundel, county police say.
Francis Xavier Geppi Jr., 34, of the 8000 block Green Orchard Road,Glen Burnie, will be charged with five armed robberies of North County convenience stores since February, police say.
Police say he is not connected with the gang of "shotgun bandits"that has been terrorizing stores, banks and restaurants in Baltimoreand Baltimore County for several months.
Baltimore police have arrested 13 people in connection with those robberies, but are still seeking a ringleader. Police say the gang could be responsible for fiveholdups in Anne Arundel.
Police say Geppi robbed convenience stores with a long-barrel revolver. Police linked him to the robberies after a clerk at one convenience store copied down the license plate number of a get-away car.
Geppi will be charged in five Anne Arundelrobberies, including the holdups of:
Police say that once the mananswers charges in Baltimore, he will be charged with the Anne Arundel robberies.
Geppi is being held in Baltimore City Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
MAN ROBBED, SHOT IN WOODED AREA
A 30-year-old GlenBurnie man was shot in the arm Thursday after being robbed in a wooded area that used to be a Harundale recreational park.
Michael Allan Broseker, of the 100 block Jerome Parkway, told police he was walking to the Harundale Mall at about 12:20 p.m. when two men robbed himof $100.
He said one of the men shot him with a .22-caliber rifle.
"He was very uncooperative," said county police spokesman V. Richard Molloy.
Broseker was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore, where he was listed in good condition. Molloy said the bullet entered Broseker's upper left upper arm and broke a bone.
Molloy said that after Broseker was shot, he ran up to a home in the 1200 block Guilford Road, where the occupantscalled police.
One suspect is described only as a white male, about 30 years old. The second suspect is described as younger than 30 and possibly wearing a gray sweat suit.
5 ARRESTED FOR PCP AFTER NARCOTICS RAID
Members of the county police Narcotics Tactical Squad arrested five people on drug charges Thursday night after searching their Glen Burnie home and finding PCP-laced parsely leaves.
Police said they conducted the raid at 10 p.m. in the 7800 block of Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard. Four people were arrested inside the home and one person was arrested in his car parked outside.
Two people who live at the house, Gina Bousquet and Robert Habbert, were chargedwith distributing PCP, intent to distribute PCP and keeping a commonnuisance.