Man held in armed robbery of city officer

January 29, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Reporter

A West Baltimore man was arrested yesterday and charged with robbing an off-duty city police officer a week ago while pointing a handgun at the head of her daughter, city police reported.

The suspect was identified as Edward Williams, 40, whose last known address was in the 700 block of N. Carrollton Ave. - the block where the officer was accosted Jan. 22 as she was taking her child to day care, police said.

Williams was arrested by Western District officers on charges of armed robbery, assault and related offenses. He was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center last night.

Police said the officer, whose name has not been released, was stepping from her car at 8:30 a.m. with her daughter when a gunman grabbed the child, raised her in front of him as a shield and held a gun to her head while demanding money. The officer was wearing a long overcoat that covered her uniform.

Police said the gunman robbed the officer of $150 before pushing the child into her arms and fleeing.

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