Balto. Co. police search for home invasion suspect

Pikesville man robbed of guns, gold chains

August 26, 2010|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police are searching for a man believed to have been part of a Pikesville home invasion robbery earlier this month.

Police said that two men forced their way into a residence in the 6800 block of Westridge Road on Aug. 19, accompanied by two women. The victim told police the two men asked for money and guns and then assaulted him; he eventually told them where he kept the guns. Guns and gold chains from around the man's neck were taken, authorities said.

The investigation led police to obtain an arrest warrant for armed robbery, first-degree assault, and theft against Lavar Maurice Rich, 32, of the 7200 block of Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, who goes by Maurice. Police said Rich is believed to have a hand grenade, six handguns and an SKS assault rifle. According to court records, Rich is a registered sex offender.

Police have also arrested and charged Clifford Lee Johnson, 23, of the 3200 block of W. Belvedere Avenue in Baltimore, Ltova Tamara Hazel, 21, of the 1700 block of E. 30th Street in Baltimore, Lria Whitney Hazel, 19, of the 3700 block of Tenth Street in Baltimore, and Yvonne Pizarro, 42, of the 6900 block of Rockfield Road in Windsor Mill.

According to a police spokesman, charges for Johnson, Ltova Hazel and Lria Hazel include first- and second-degree assault, armed robbery and first-degree burglary. Police say that they found stolen property in Pizarro's possession.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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