A 36-year-old woman was stabbed in the hand by a man who demanded her purse in the parking lot of Arundel Mills Mall Friday afternoon. Police arrested a Baltimore County man who led them on a chase that ended when he crashed the SUV he was driving into a building in West Baltimore.
The suspect, Broderick Reginald Bennett, 49, of Windsor Mill, will be charged with armed robbery and assault, according to the Anne Arundel Police Department.
The victim told police she was entering her vehicle outside the Neiman Marcus Last Call store when she was accosted by a man armed with a knife. She struggled with the suspect and was stabbed in the hand, police said. She was transported to a hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Police said witnesses told them the man drove away in a green Acura SUV and provided a tag number. A Maryland State Police trooper saw a vehicle matching the description traveling northbound on MD 295 approaching I-695 and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver continued into Baltimore City, police said.
The police chase ended when the vehicle struck a building on the 1700 block of Fulton Avenue, and the driver fled on foot, police said. The state trooper and Baltimore City police officers apprehended the man and turned him over to Arundel police.
"Arundel Mills strives to provide the best possible shopping experience for all of our guests," the mall's general manager, Gene Condon, said in a prepared statement. "We credit local law enforcement for the quick arrest following this isolated incident."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun