Armed carjacking reported near Edgewood MARC station

Lexus, cash, cell phone taken at gunpoint early Saturday, Harford Sheriff's Office says

March 15, 2014|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies are looking for two men in connection with an reported armed carjacking that occurred early Saturday morning in the vicinity of the MARC train station in Edgewood.

Deputies were called to the station off Edgewood Road near the entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground around 1 a.m., where a 41-year-old Baltimore man reported he had just been carjacked, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said.

According to the preliminary report filed on the incident, Hopkins said, the victim told deputies a friend had wanted to be dropped off at the station to meet of girlfriend. After the two parted, the victim at some point stopped to relieve himself and, on the way back to his vehicle, was approached by a black male in his late teens or early 20s who pointed a gun at him and demanded cash, Hopkins said.

"He didn't have any cash on him and appears to have said something like he could get it from the car," Hopkins explained. A second black male, also in his late teens or early 20s and armed with a handgun, then approached the victim from behind.

The first assailant stole the victim's 2001 teal colored Lexus with Maryland registration 3AY3374, while the second fled in a dark vehicle of unknown make and model, Hopkins said. An undisclosed amount of cash and a cell phone were also taken from the victim, Hopkins said.

The missing Lexus had not been located as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Sheriff's Office said the first of the two robbers was described as being about 6 feet tall, with a skinny build and wearing a dark hoodie with skulls on the front. The second was described as being about 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a heavy build, and wearing a black hat with a red brim.

The train station where the carjacking occurred is not open on Saturday, as weekend service on MARC's Penn Line extends only as far north as Martin Airport in Middle River. The Edgewood station's parking lot is accessible to vehicles at all times, however.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tammy Burns at 410-835-5043.

Tips can also be reported anonymously at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted by text to Metro Crime Stoppers at "CRIMES" (274637) – begin the message "MCS," then add the information; or by calling Harford Crime Solvers at 1-888-540-8477.

Qualifying information submitted to the tip lines that lead to an arrest and indictment may be eligible for up to $ 2,000 in rewards.

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