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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Tactical officers descended on a Middle River neighborhood Saturday after a robbery suspect barricaded himself in his house, Baltimore County police said. The suspect, whom police did not identify pending formal charges, was taken into custody without incident after 1 p.m., several hours into the standoff. Police said the man was armed with a gun and stole a wallet from a man in his home on Kingston Park Lane around 7:30 a.m., then attempted to steal a woman's purse in the 2200 block of Southorn Road.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Baltimore Police closed off part of an East Baltimore neighborhood for hours Wednesday as they attempted to coax a suspect wanted in several robberies out of a home, police said. Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said officers came to the 1400 block of N. Potomac St. at about 3 p.m. looking for a suspect wanted in "several commercial armed robberies" who was believed to be in a home in the block. Silbert said officials made contact with the man and were confident that he was inside.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2010
A 19-year-old man who police say committed a series of armed robberies in the Hampden area was arrested Friday and charged in one of the crimes. Devin Young, of the 4000 block of Evans Chapel Rd., was taken into custody Friday and was being held on $175,000 bond as the investigation continues. Police on Tuesday disseminated surveillance camera photos of a man they said had committed at least four armed robberies since July, which they said were escalating in violence. A tip led detectives to Young.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Towson University police are investigating several off-campus, early morning robberies in the past two weeks. In three incidents since Sept. 7 police said victims were walking to or from apartment buildings when they were approached. In one on Sept. 11, in the 6300 block of York Road, north of Walker Avenue, the suspects were armed with handguns and knives. Two other cases, about a block away, in the 500 block of Castle Dr., on Sept. 7 and 16, police say suspects used physical force.
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By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
Howard County police yesterday released a security camera photograph taken of a man suspected of robbing an Ellicott City bank Tuesday.Shortly after 10: 30 a.m., the man entered the Bradford Federal Savings Bank on U.S. 40 and asked a teller to change a $20 bill. He then ordered the teller to put money into a plastic bag he was carrying. He fled with an undetermined amount of money, driving west on U.S. 40 in a small red vehicle.Metro Crime Stoppers at 276-8888 is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Baltimore Police closed off part of an East Baltimore neighborhood for hours Wednesday as they attempted to coax a suspect wanted in several robberies out of a home, police said. Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said officers came to the 1400 block of N. Potomac St. at about 3 p.m. looking for a suspect wanted in "several commercial armed robberies" who was believed to be in a home in the block. Silbert said officials made contact with the man and were confident that he was inside.
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By RICHARD IRWIN | December 22, 2005
A city police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect yesterday evening on an East Baltimore street when the man allegedly attempted to run the officer down with his car. Eastern District Officer Donald Hayes, a four-year-member of the force, was in the 2000 block of E. Lafayette Ave. about 5:30 p.m. when he observed a gunman robbing another man on the street, police said. When Hayes approached, the gunman entered a car and tried to run Hayes down, police said. Hayes fired his semiautomatic service weapon, hitting the driver once in the jaw and once in an arm, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 9, 2000
Police officers involved in the fatal shooting in March of a 24-year-old robbery suspect outside a Brooklyn Park Pizza Hut did not act inappropriately, the county state's attorney's office has decided. Officers Steven Thomas and Robert Vane shot Gary Beemer Jr. after he pointed what appeared to be a shotgun at them while leaving the restaurant, according to police. The weapon proved to be a fake - a construction leveling tool with a pipe attached. Police said Beemer had used the contraption to hold up the Pizza Hut. An employee hiding in a back room used a cell phone to call police.
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By Julie Scharper | November 12, 2006
A Maryland Transit Administration police officer fatally shot a man last night who was trying to rob a passenger near the Reisterstown Road Plaza subway station, police said. Police said the robbery suspect pulled out a gun after being confronted, forcing the officer to fire in self-defense. The officer was part of a team of seven plainclothes officers who were patrolling the area last night in response to a wave of robberies, said Capt. David Marzola of the transit police. Police reported seeing the suspect, accompanied by two other men, approach a passenger leaving the subway about 7 p.m. The man pressed a pistol into the passenger's back and then rifled through his pockets, Marzola said.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | May 4, 1992
In what city police called a random street robbery gone bad, a would-be robber and his victim were killed -- one by an off-duty police officer from outside Baltimore -- during a gunfight near Cherry Hill early yesterday.A third man was injured in the gunfight in the 2900 block of Waterview Avenue.The shootout, which one police officer likened to "the gunfight at OK Corral," began about 2 a.m. in the South Baltimore neighborhood. Three men, one wielding a .38-caliber revolver, attempted to hold up a group of men walking along Waterview Avenue.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Anne Arundel County police have arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery committed by people who claimed to be county police officers. Police said on Aug. 23 at about 10:30 p.m., four people were walking on a path in the area of Kent Road in the Glen Burnie area when they were stopped by two males who claimed to be Anne Arundel County officers. Neither of the suspects displayed items that would portray them as officers, but the suspects did show handguns and demanded property from the victims, according to police.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Baltimore Police have made an arrest in a Thursday night attack in Otterbein in which a man was struck by a rock during an attempted robbery.  The Police Department publicized the attack and the arrest, which came days after a 24-year-old man was critically wounded in a stabbing and robbery in nearby Federal Hill. Some residents criticized police for not notifying the community of the incident. Thursday night's incident occurred in the 100 block of W. Montgomery St. Police told the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association  that a life guard from the Otterbein Swim Club was walking when he said he was approached by three black males in their late teens who said, "Hey white boy!"
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Tactical officers descended on a Middle River neighborhood Saturday after a robbery suspect barricaded himself in his house, Baltimore County police said. The suspect, whom police did not identify pending formal charges, was taken into custody without incident after 1 p.m., several hours into the standoff. Police said the man was armed with a gun and stole a wallet from a man in his home on Kingston Park Lane around 7:30 a.m., then attempted to steal a woman's purse in the 2200 block of Southorn Road.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2014
Baltimore Police said Monday that a man shot by officers responding to a robbery call on Friday evening remains in critical condition. The shooting occurred at about 4:45 p.m. in the 300 block of Centre St. , outside of the city homeless shelter on the Fallsway. Police said officers were called there for a report of a robbery and saw the man, who matched the description of the robbery suspect, holding a gun - confirmed Monday to be a replica pellet gun - that he refused to drop.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
Baltimore police said officers shot a man they encountered while responding to a robbery call near the city's Code Blue homeless shelter. Meanwhile, detectives were investigating a homicide in East Baltimore - the first in more than a week. The homicide occurred about 4:15 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Patterson Park Ave. Police said Terrence Woodard, 28, of East Baltimore, was shot in the head and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police said Saturday they had no suspects.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating two officer-involved shootings Wednesday night, the department said. In the first, a patrol officer shot a robbery suspect outside a Liberty Square convenience store Wednesday night after seeing a store clerk inside with his hands in the air, police said. The officer pulled up to the 7-Eleven store in the 2500 block of Liberty Heights Ave. around 8:15 p.m., police said, just as the suspect was leaving with the cash register till in hand. The officer fired at least two shots at the man, who was taken to an area hospital and was listed in "stable" condition, police said.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | March 29, 2007
A District Court judge ordered a man suspected of using threatening notes to rob 10 Baltimore banks held without bail yesterday after police charged him in one of the robberies. Police charging documents filed in court against Elmer H. Warfield III, 36, accuse him of passing a holdup note to a teller at Carrollton Bank in the 300 block of N. Charles St. on Tuesday morning. "This is a hold up, put lose money in the bag," the note said, according to the charging document. The robber then passed a small black plastic bag to the teller, who filled it with about $1,300 cash and a dye pack.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | November 8, 1995
An armed robbery suspect who tried to elude pursuing city and housing authority police by hiding in a trash bin at the Lexington Terrace homes was shot to death when he exchanged gunfire with the officers, a city police spokesman said.None of the three officers involved was injured. The dead man's name was withheld pending notification of relatives.Agent Robert W. Weinhold Jr., the spokesman, said Southeastern District Officers Wilie Heard, 26, and John Kelley, 23, and Housing Authority Officer Carl Anderson, 29, were responding about 4 p.m. to a 911 call of a robbery in progress in the 200 block of N. Dallas Court.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Police identified the officer who fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect in East Baltimore Monday as Officer Shawn Baker. Baker, 39, who has been on the force since Aug. 1, 2007, shot the man as he drove at officers after being cornered in a dead end in the 2800 block of E. Chase St. The man, who is suspected in four armed robberies and attempted robberies in the area, led police on a chase for several blocks to the intersection of...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2013
A robbery suspect crashed a car into a building in West Baltimore Tuesday morning after fleeing from police and was arrested after trying to run away from the wreck, police said. The driver, whom police said is a robbery suspect but did not further identify, was driving in the 2200 Block of Druid Hill Avenue in the Druid Heights neighborhood when the department's Regional Auto Theft Task Force attempted to stop the car, police said. The car sped off and ultimately crashed into a building in the 2100 block of W. North Avenue less than a mile away.
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