For Baltimore Police Maj. Richard Worley, that word fits the bill to describe the person police are seeking in a robbery and pistol whipping of an elderly couple - ages 81 and 94 - this weekend in Northeast Baltimore's Westfield neighborhood.
In an email sent from Worley and posted to Facebook by the Northeast Citizens Patrol, Worley says police need the public's help in getting him off the streets.
Here's the email:
I usually don't write about a specific incident but this crime infuriated me when I read the report and we need to get this COWARD off the street. On Saturday, May 24 about 4:50pm in the 3100 block of Glenmore Avenue a COWARD approached and robbed an elderly couple of their belongings as they walked from their garage towards their home.
Not only did this COWARD rob both the 81 year old man and 94 year old lady but he also struck them both with his handgun because they didn't answer his demands fast enough. My officers were furious and did everything they could to attempt to apprehend the COWARD but were unsuccessful. The COWARD is described as a Black, Male, 5'8", 170 lbs with dark pants and an orange shirt. He was last seen running towards Burgess Avenue. If anyone saw anything or if anyone has a camera in the area can you check to see if you captured this COWARD before or after he committed the crime. If you see anyone fitting this description please call 911 immediately.
Major Rich Worley
Richard J.Worley, Jr.
Major - Northeast District
Baltimore Police Department