Two undercover police detectives were robbed at gunpoint last week of $40 during a drug sting in Northwest Baltimore, officials confirmed yesterday.
The two city detectives were driving in an unmarked vehicle about 2:50 a.m. June 23 when they spotted a man they thought to be a drug dealer in the 4300 block of Reisterstown Road, police said in charging documents.
Hoping the man would lead them to a stash of drugs, the detectives allowed him to get into their vehicle, police said.
After guiding the detectives to the alley behind the 2800 block of Boarman Ave., the man pulled out a handgun, pointed it at one detective's head and demanded money, court records say.
The detective quickly handed over two marked $20 bills, and the robber left the vehicle, police said.
A suspect was arrested moments later by other officers who recovered the two marked $20 bills from one of the man's pockets, police said. A silver handgun was found near him, police said.
Police identified the suspect as Henry Robinson, 23, of the 2800 block of Oswego Ave.
Robinson, who was charged with armed robbery and related offenses, was being held at the city jail on $500,000 bail.