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Man in custody in Pa. after allegedly robbing Bel Air 7-Eleven, carjacking taxicab

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Bel Air Police say an Edgewood man is in custody in Pennsylvania after allegedly stealing money from a convenience store Sunday morning, carjacking a taxicab and being chased by police into York County, where he was arrested.

At about 9 a.m. Sunday, a man later identified as Raymond Kallenberger, 24, of Edgewood, allegedly entered the 7-Eleven store in the 200 block of Baltimore Pike in Bel Air and removed cash from the register, according to a news release from the Bel Air Police Department.

Police said the thief fled and then carjacked a Victory Cab from the MVA parking lot at West MacPhail Road and Route 24, several blocks away from the 7-Eleven.

Kallenberger then left the area in the cab, driving north on Route 24 and was arrested after a pursuit in York County that went through multiple jurisdictions, police said.

According to the news release, Kallenberger was taken to York Hospital, where he was treated and released. The release did not say if the vehicle crashed during the chase.

Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola declined to talk to a reporter Sunday afternoon. In a follow up call to police Monday, BAPD Detective Sgt. Jim Lockard referred a reporter to Deputy Chief Richard Peschek, who did not return a phone message Monday and was unavailable on Tuesday. Peschek also did not reply to an e-mail seeking more information about the incident.

According to the BAPD calls for service log from Sunday, the suspect was described as wearing jeans, a black T-shirt and having black, spiky hair.

After grabbing money from the register from the 7-Eleven, the man fled across Baltimore Pike in the direction of Bel Air High School, and a cab driver reported his cab stolen shortly after that at about 9:12 a.m. at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, according to the call for service.

The cab driver said his Dodge Caravan had been carjacked from the MVA, which is across Route 24 from the hospital.

Maryland State Police at the Bel Air Barrack declined to comment on the incident, saying it was being handled by Bel Air Police.

The Bel Air Police news release said they had obtained an arrest warrant for Kallenberger charging him with two counts of theft under $100, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and carjacking.

He faces several charges in Pennsylvania, according to the news release.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Maryland electronic court records did not show active charges against Kallenberger.

According to Bel Air Police, there were no injuries reported in Harford County, including to the taxicab driver, who was not identified.

Bel Air Police and Springettsbury Township police in Pennsylvania still had not responded to request for comment on Tuesday.

Check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates.

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