Man sought in string of holdups


July 01, 2008|By GUS G. SENTEMENTES

Authorities are seeking a man they suspect is responsible for robbing 10 convenience stores and a gas station at gunpoint across Baltimore City and Baltimore County since mid-May, police officials said.

In the city, Baltimore police believe the man is responsible for at least three robberies, all on the city's east side. On May 19, a man robbed a High's store in the 6600 block of Belair Road; on June 19, a Royal Farms store in the 6400 block of Pulaski Highway was robbed; and on June 28, a man robbed the Royal Farms Store in the 3300 block of E. Fayette St., city police said.

In Baltimore County, police believe the man robbed stores in the eastern, central and western parts of the county. The first robbery occurred May 15 at a Royal Farms store in the 8200 block of Harford Road. The most recent robbery occurred Saturday at a Royal Farms store in the 6400 block of Windsor Mill Road, a county police spokesman said.

Police officials did not disclose the amount the man is suspected of stealing. They described the suspect as a man who appears to be in his mid 30s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, approximately 190 pounds and normally wears Prada sunglasses. Police provided a security camera photo.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call the Baltimore Police Department's robbery unit at 410-366-6341 or 410-366-6391, city police said.

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