Two holdup suspects arrested after driving into dead-end road

January 31, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Two men who allegedly made off with money from a Blockbuster Video store in Towson yesterday were arrested after their car entered a dead-end street. The money was recovered, police said.

About 9:15 a.m. yesterday, an employee of the Blockbuster store in Towson Market Place in the 1100 block of E. Joppa Road was robbed at gunpoint as he was trying to make a deposit at Maryland National Bank in the shopping center, police said.

The gunman got into a dark car driven by another man, police said.

A few minutes later, a Baltimore County police officer on patrol began following a car that matched the description of the robbers' automobile. The car headed south into Baltimore City, eventually turning into a dead-end portion of Pentland Drive.

The passenger jumped out and fled. County Police Officer Tim Barshinger arrested the driver.

About 15 minutes later, a Baltimore officer arrested the second suspect less than a mile away, recovering an undisclosed sum of cash, a handgun and a bag belonging to the Blockbuster employee, police said.

Charged with armed robbery, conspiracy and deadly weapon charges and held at the county detention center were Ralph McCaskill, 26, of the 3400 block of Juneway in Baltimore, and Rodney Simms, 24, of the first block of Bonum Court, Middle River.

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