A third suspect linked to last month's rash of street robberies and a shooting in Canton was arrested yesterday, police said.
Robert Antoine James, 19, was arrested about noon at his home in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Ave. in Northwood, said Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman. James was charged in a warrant with the armed robbery of two women July 27 in the 7200 block of Harford Road, Bartness said.
Bartness said James was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center, pending a bail hearing today in District Court.
He said James and two others in custody are charged with robbing three people about 1:50 a.m. July 29 in the 2900 block of Elliott St. in Canton and attempting to rob a woman moments later on the same street. During the latter incident, John G. McCarthy, 30, of Canton was shot and wounded when he tried to help the woman.
Bartness said evidence gathered during the investigation identified James as the driver of a stolen getaway car used in some of the robberies, which began in the middle of last month. Police found the vehicle in Clifton Park.
On Friday, police went to the homes of two teen-agers and arrested them in the rash of robberies that occurred in Charles Village, Canton and Northeast Baltimore and in the Canton shooting. They are being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.
Duane M. Johnson Jr., 17, of the 2700 block of Hemlock Ave. is being held on $100,000 bail, and Leonard Ball Jr., 17, of the 1700 block of Abbotston St. is being held without bail. Each is charged as an adult in at least six armed robberies and the attempted murder of McCarthy, police said.
Bartness said Ball also was charged in the July 27 robbery.
He said police have no other suspects in the incidents.