Towson Royal Farms armed robberies could be related

Baltimore County Police are searching for suspects in seven separate armed robberies of the Royal Farms store in the 6000 block of Falls Road in Towson, the department announced last week.

Cpl. John Wachter, a police spokesman, said investigators believe “there might be one person who’s involved in multiple (robberies),” but the robberies were not carried out by the same individuals each time.

“There might be one person [involved in each], but it could be all different people,” Wachter said. “It is definitely not, from what the investigation is showing, one group of people doing every single on of them. There are some changes in the people.”

The most recent robbery occurred on Sunday, March 9 at 5:18 a.m., when two men entered the store as the clerk depositing money in the safe. One man went behind the counter and ordered the clerk to move, and another pulled a handgun in front of the counter, police said. The men stole cash and fled on foot, police said.

The store was also robbed six times in 2013, police said.

  • Jan. 7 — Two men entered the store at approximately 4:10 a.m. As one man displayed a knife, the other walked around the counter and took cash and cigarettes.
  • Jan. 20 — A man who the cashier believed to be holding a taser or stun gun approached counter with several items. The man stole took cash, cigarettes, cigarillo cigars, and a donation jar.
  • March 4 — A man entered the store at 2:34 a.m., pulled a handgun, and told the clerk, “Give me the money, soldier.” The employee gave the man cash.
  • July 14 — Two men approached the front counter at around 5:25 a.m. One man pulled a handgun and demanded money. The men fled on foot.
  • Oct. 20 — Two men entered the store at 5:22 a.m., displayed a handgun, and asked where the safe was. The employee showed the men the safe, and the men took money from it.
  • Nov. 26 — A man entered the store, demanded money, and reached into the waistband of his sweatpants to imply he had a weapon. The man took money and fled through the parking lot.

Police said no injuries were reported in any of the events. Residents with information are asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-877-LOCKUP. Tips can also be submitted at

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