Police are investigating a string of robberies near the Charles Village and Oakenshawe neighborhoods near the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, the university security office said Sunday.
Since July 28, seven armed robberies have been reported in the area north of University Parkway. In the two most recent incidents, the suspects involved in these robberies have been seen in a light colored, possibly silver, sedan, according to Campus Security.
In the most recent robbery, at about 4:25 p.m. Saturday, three students were walking in the 200 block of Chancery Road at the border of the Guilford and Oakenshawe neighborhoods when two suspected robbers got out of a vehicle, walked up to the victims and one pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded money and cell phones, according to Campus Security.
A home owner nearby who came out to investigate was also robbed by the third suspect, Campus Security said. None of the victims reported any injuries.
The suspects were observed in a vehicle described as a light-colored Chrysler with a Maryland tag of 7CW5153, according to Campus Security.
The suspects’ in the most recent case are described by security as a black male, dark complexion, teens to mid-twenties, little hair on the face, and one arm in a sling; a black male, 5’3”, very thin, short black hair, tattoos on neck and arms, wearing a black Jordan tee shirt and armed with a black handgun with a silver slide; and a black male, 5’8”, very thin, black hair, wearing a red T-shirt.
Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said Sunday that police believe the incidents are connected.
Smith also said three suspects — one adult and two juveniles — were arrested Saturday night “while attempting to commit additional crimes.” A replica gun was recovered, Smith said.
It was unclear if the suspects arrested were the suspects sought in the Saturday robberies. No other details were immediately available, Smith said.
Baltimore Police are investigating the robberies and Campus Safety and Security have deployed additional patrols in the area, Hopkins officials said.