A Baltimore man has been charged with stealing a truck, breaking into a Towson home and stealing gas money from an elderly man when the vehicle nearly ran out of fuel, county police said yesterday.
Police said Danny Michael Freeman, who gave his age as 38 and 39, of the 2400 block of Lakeview Ave. in North Baltimore was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, armed robbery and grand theft. He was held on $200,000 bail at the city Central Booking and Intake Center.
A man stole several items - including the keys to a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe - on July 19 from a home in the 400 block of Regester Ave. in the Stoneleigh area, police said.
The next day, police said, the man was driving in the 800 block of Mockingbird Lane in Towson when he got out of the truck, which was low on fuel, kicked open a ground-floor apartment door and forced Bernard Martin, 71, at knifepoint to give him money.
City police arrested Freeman on Friday on unrelated charges and found the keys to the stolen truck and other evidence linking him to the burglary.
County police charged Freeman with the Regester Avenue burglary. While interviewing him, they linked him to the Towson home invasion.