Man charged in overseas theft

July 24, 2008|By Julie Bykowicz

A 20-year-old man living in Towson was ordered detained yesterday on charges that he was involved in a bank robbery and shooting last summer in the British Virgin Islands.

Ricky Terrence Powell of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, and several other men are accused of making off with $56,415 in a robbery of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands, authorities said. During the Aug. 15, 2007, robbery, two customers were shot, authorities said.

Authorities say Powell ended up living in an apartment in the 7000 block of Lachland Circle in Towson. His connection to Towson was unclear in court papers. . A date for his extradition hearing has not been set.

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