Crime Briefs

November 17, 2009

Police arrest 2 suspects in Howard armed robbery

Two men from Prince George's County have been charged by Howard County police with robbing a Jessup bank Friday. David Wayne Holloway of Landover and David Dwayne Ford of Forestville are charged with armed robbery, handgun violations, robbery, first-degree assault, endangerment and theft, police say. They are accused of robbing a Bank of America branch in the 7300 block of Assateague Ave. shortly before 10 a.m. No customers or employees were hurt, police said. After the robbers left the bank, a nearby witness noticed two men in masks switching cars and told an off-duty Howard County police officer, who pursued them, police said. The men drove off, abandoned the car and were captured after a foot pursuit, police said. Holloway, 43, is being held without bond. Ford, 26, is held on $1.5 million bond.

- Don Markus

Teenager sought in shooting of another in Halethorpe

Police in Baltimore County are looking for a 17-year-old male in the shooting last month of another youth of the same age. Damon Dameo Gray, who was released recently from jail for an unrelated crime, is wanted on a charge of attempted murder in connection with an incident that occurred Oct. 21, shortly before 9 p.m., on Bero Road in Halethorpe. Police responding to a report of shots fired found a young man suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower body. He was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with a non-life-threatening injury and has since been released. Detectives said the victim was walking behind some houses on Bero Road when another teenager approached him and began shooting. Gray has no fixed address, police said, but he is believed to frequent the Lakebrook Circle area of Baltimore County and the Cherry Hill area of Baltimore City.

- Nick Madigan

Robbery suspect wanted by county, State Police

State Police in Harford County are looking for a middle-aged man suspected in at least four robberies in Edgewood last week, with the most recent incident occurring Friday evening at the Walgreen's Pharmacy on Pulaski Highway. Police said the same man robbed the CVS Pharmacy and twice robbed Friendly's Restaurant, both of which are also on the highway. Baltimore County police said they have connected the same suspect to several robberies in the western part of that county. In all four Edgewood incidents, witnesses have described a man in his 40s wearing a khaki-colored, hooded jacket that hides his features. During the Walgreen's robbery, the suspect pulled his jacket up and displayed the butt of a handgun. Police said the same person robbed the Friendly's Restaurant on the morning of Nov. 10 and again Wednesday evening and then struck the nearby CVS Pharmacy that night. Anyone with information on the crimes or the suspect is asked to call the Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Mary Gail Hare

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