Five Cherry Hill youths who took the light rail train to Camp Meade Road Monday evening were arrested after they allegedly attacked a Linthicum youth and tried to take his bicycle, county police said.
The youths have been charged as juveniles with attempted robbery, attempted theft and battery, police said. Two are 15, two are 11, and one is 13 years old.
Police said five youths attacked an 11-year-old near the Royal Farm Store in the 300 block of Camp Meade Road. They ordered him to give them his bicycle, then grabbed it. When the boy struggled, one of the youths punched him in the head, police said.
Witnesses who saw the attack confronted the assailants, who fled. The witnesses caught one youth and told officers where to find the other four, police said.
Suspect arrested in fast-food robbery
A man suspected of robbing the drive-through window of a Burger King in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway Monday evening was found hiding in the closet of a house in the 4900 block of Brookwood Road, county police said.
Police said the man stuck his hand in a bag as though he had a gun and ordered the clerk at the window to give him money
about 7:30 p.m.
Robbery detectives, helped by the clerk's description and a tip, tracked the man to the house on Brookwood Road.
The officers were given permission to search the dwelling and found Jack Leon Miller, 32, of Ballman Court, hiding in the closet. They charged him with armed robbery.
After police took him to the Northern District, Mr. Miller allegedly said he had an accomplice. Two officers returned to the dwelling and arrested Raymond August, 26, on charges of being an accessory to armed robbery, for allegedly hiding money from the robbery.
2 girls elude man who accosts them
Police are seeking a man who approached two Brooklyn Park girls and grabbed one of them by the arm yesterday morning.
The girls, both 13, were at a Farm Fresh store on Hammonds Lane at 7:45 a.m., when the man rode a black mountain bike up to them and showed them a picture of a nude man and woman. He asked the girls if they had dropped the picture. They told him no and started to walk away when he grabbed one of them by the arm, police said.
The girl kicked the man to free herself, then both girls ran to school, police said. The suspect was described as a white male, 6 feet tall with dirty blond hair and a mustache. He was wearing a blue jumpsuit, police said.
Neither of the girls was injured, police said.
* Brooklyn Park: Someone stole a battery worth $40 Monday evening from a vehicle parked in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway.