Maryland State Police say they have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man in connection with armed robberies last month at gas station convenience stores in Abingdon and Riverside.
Lucas Larsen, whose address was not immediately available, was arrested Monday morning and charged with assault - first degree, assault - second degree, reckless endangerment, armed robbery and theft less than $1,000, State Police said in a news release.
Larsen was arrested Monday morning in Sykesville, Sgt. Jeffrey Kloiber, head of the criminal investigation section at the Bel Air Barrack, said Monday evening. Larsen is being held at the Harford County Detention Center pending a District Court bail review hearing, Kloiber said.
According to the State Police news release, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, troopers from the Bel Air Barrack were dispatched to the Exxon Gas Station, at 2940 Emmorton Road in Abingdon, for an armed robbery call.
Upon making contact with the victim, troopers learned that an unidentified white male entered the store at approximately 12:11 a.m. walked behind the counter, displayed a knife and made the store clerk open the cash registers. The suspect then removed approximately $332 in currency and fled, State Police said.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, troopers from Bel Air Barrack were dispatched to the Sunoco Gas Station, at 1319 Riverside Parkway in Belcamp, for an armed robbery call.
Upon making contact with the victim in this robbery, troopers learned that an unidentified white male entered the store shortly before midnight. The robber placed his hood over his head in an attempt to hide his identity, displayed a knife and demanded the attendant open the cash registers. The robber then removed approximately $700 in currency, State Police said.
Larsen was identified as a suspect through a combined investigative effort with the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the news release states. His arrest was a combined effort by the Maryland State Apprehension Team, the sheriff's office and troopers from the Westminster and Bel Air barracks.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun