Crime Briefs

December 30, 2009

Balto. County police seek man in Pikesville bank robbery

Baltimore County police were looking for a man who held up a bank last week in Pikesville. The man robbed the SunTrust Bank at 103 Reisterstown Road shortly after it opened for business Dec. 23, the Police Department said. The suspect was described as black, between 25 and 32 years old and no taller than 5 feet, 10 inches. He was wearing a dark coat over a gray hooded sweat shirt and a dark knit hat. Detectives said he entered the bank, walked up to a teller, implied that he was armed and demanded money. The teller gave the man some cash and he left. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers may choose to remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

- Nick Madigan

City police arrest suspect, 19, in killing of 53-year-old man

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old father during a fight Saturday night outside the victim's home in Baltimore's Poppleton community, according to a police spokesman. Police arrested Kendall Jones on Monday at his girlfriend's house in the 4200 block of Seidel Ave., said Agent Donny Moses, the spokesman. Jones is accused of shooting Ashley Harper, who was called out of his house in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. after his sons and sons' friends were assaulted by a group of people about 10 p.m. Saturday, Moses said. One of Harper's sons was heard saying "Go get Daddy" during the fight, according to police. Harper was shot in the chest and died at the scene, Moses said. Jones was charged with first-degree murder, handgun violations and numerous assault charges, according to Moses.

- Liz F. Kay

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