Balto. Co. police seek armed carjacking suspect

Man allegedly used stun gun to threaten driver, steal cab on Franklin Avenue

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June 13, 2005|By Winyan Soo Hoo | Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com

Baltimore County police today are seeking a man suspected in an armed carjacking last week in the Woodlawn area.

According to police, a man hailed a taxi early Thursday morning and asked the driver to take him to Ingleside Avenue. Several witnesses told police that as the vehicle passed through the 5900 block of Franklin Ave., the passenger, armed with a gun, dragged the driver out of his cab.

The driver, who police did not identify, told investigators that the man threatened him with a stun gun, forced him out of the cab and took his cell phone. Police said the suspect tried to drive away, dragging the cab driver for 10 to 15 feet and hitting four parked cars in the process.

The suspect then left the vehicle and ran toward a nearby housing complex, Strawberry Hill Apartments at 1546 Ingleside Ave., according to Officer Shawn Vinson, a police spokesman.

Police describe the suspect as black, 25 to 32 years old, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, a white T-shirt, a red bandanna and tan pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-156-2584). Callers can remain anonymous, and those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Originally published June 13, 2005, 1:10 PM EDT

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