Two men are arrested in sexual assault, armed robbery case 18 years after crime

August 07, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Exactly 18 years after the sexual assault and armed robbery of a woman at an Arbutus restaurant, Baltimore County police announced yesterday that they had made two arrests in the case.

Tung Minh Phan, 44, of Westminster, Calif., was arrested July 19, and Jimmy Phung, 41, of Alameda, Calif., was arrested Tuesday, police said. Both are charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sex offense and armed robbery, police said.

On Aug. 6, 1986, three men robbed a Leeds Avenue restaurant manager at gunpoint and then raped and sexually assaulted her, police said. An investigation at the time revealed that Phan cashed checks stolen from the business, but detectives were unable to find him, police said yesterday.

Last month, detectives from the county sex crimes unit determined that Phan was living in California. A second suspect, Phung, was later identified, police said. A third suspect died in Pompano Beach, Fla., in 2002.

Phan and Phung are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

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