Passers-by help police get suspects

August 23, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Passers-by who followed a car after witnessing what they believed was an attempted robbery in Wakefield Valley yesterday alerted a police officer when he stopped the car for speeding. The three Baltimore County men in the car were being held in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Daryl Smith told police he was walking in the 400 block of Avenel Circle toward his apartment about 2:30 a.m. yesterday when he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun and ordered him to lie on the ground. Mr. Smith said he ran and was chased by three men, but was able to escape as they returned to their vehicle and fled.

He went to his house and called Westminster police, he said.

Meanwhile, two people who had witnessed the incident followed the car until it was stopped by the unidentified city officer for speeding.

The witnesses told the officer about the alleged holdup attempt, according to police, just before the report came over the police radio.

Arrested were David Theodore Fulton, 24, of the 3500 block of Carriage Hill Circle, Randallstown, Antoine Calvert Gibson, 23, of the 2000 block of Park Trail Road, Woodlawn, and Robert Gerald Cooke, 24, of the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle, Randallstown. Each was charged with assault with intent to rob, use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, assault and drug possession.

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