Two Baltimore-area men arrested in robbery case Suspects called police for help finding car

November 22, 1996|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Two Baltimore-area men accused of a strong-arm robbery in Westminster early Wednesday were arrested later that day after calling Westminster police for help finding their car.

Police said a 28-year-old resident of Charles Street in Westminster told them that two men in a Nissan Sentra assaulted him about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of E. Main St. One man yanked a gold chain from his neck, police said, and the other grabbed his watch after hitting him in the head with a bottle.

The Westminster man was not seriously injured, police said.

After receiving information on the suspects' car, officers found a Nissan Sentra fitting its description parked off Pennsylvania Avenue, Lt. Dean Brewer, a police spokesman, said yesterday. The car was impounded, he said.

The suspects called police Wednesday afternoon, inquiring about the car, Brewer said. They were invited to pick up the car at the police station and were photographed after they arrived. The man who reported the assault identified the men in the photographs, police said.

Bruce E. McKnight Jr., 19, of Cockeysville and Tadashi L. Sturdivant, 19, of Hamilton are being held, pending a bail review hearing, at Carroll County Detention Center. They are charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft under $300, court records show.

Sturdivant also faces charges of driving without a license and failing to stop after a property damage accident.

Pub Date: 11/22/96

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