A stakeout at a dumping ground for stolen cars led police to two suspects in a series of armed robberies and a rape, possibly ending a recent crime wave that terrorized Federal Hill and South Baltimore residents.
In one of the incidents, which police described as particularly violent, robbers forced a man to the ground in an alley off Henry Street in South Baltimore on April 22. One of them put a gun to the side of his head and reportedly said: "I'm the smart one. I won't kill you. We got your address, so don't call the police."
The victim did, but an unrelated arrest is what led police to two suspects.
Shawn Delaney, 16, of the 4600 block of Wallington Ave. in Northwest Baltimore and Jamarl Wilson, 16, of the 1200 block of Kitmore Road in North Baltimore have been charged as adults with three counts of armed robbery and one count of first-degree rape.
They are being held without bail in the Baltimore City Detention Center. No defense lawyers have been assigned to the case yet, and the suspects' families did not return calls seeking comment yesterday.
Police arrested the young men April 24 after questioning a 13-year-old girl they allegedly saw climb into a stolen Dodge Neon parked in the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave., off Loch Raven Boulevard.
Questioning led to the arrests, and court documents reveal that police seized 32 items from Wilson's home, including items belonging to the rape victim and a handgun.