Three arrested for early-morning armed robberies in Towson

Baltimore County Police arrested a man and two juvenile females early Friday morning after the group committed a pair of armed robberies in Towson.

Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman, said that at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, the group drove past a man at the corner of York Road and Regester Avenue. The male assailant and one of the females approached the man, and the male assailant pulled a gun on the victim while the female took money and cigarettes from the victim’s pocket, Batton said.

Around 10 minutes later, Batton said the group also robbed a man in the 600 block of East Joppa Road. One of the females approached the man and asked him for directions to a gas station before the male assailant pulled a gun and the females searched the victim’s pockets, stealing a cell phone and cigarettes, among other items.

The two victims who were robbed provided a description of a black Nissan car, and police spotted the car at the corner of York Road and Joppa Road a short time later, Batton said.

All three people bailed out of the car, and police used a search dog to track them down, police said.

The three were arrested. Thadduse Hartridge, who according to court records lives in the 3400 block of Bonita Street in Suitland, was charged with two counts each of armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

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