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Two men robbed at knifepoint in Aberdeen, Joppa over pills

An Aberdeen man, a Dundalk man and an Abingdon woman were arrested after two separate armed robberies in the Route 40 corridor of Harford County over the weekend over what police said was prescription medication.

At 1:58 p.m. Friday, a man told police he was dropped off at a bank in the 1000 block of Old Philadelphia Road in Aberdeen to visit a friend, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office incident report.

The man said he had been talking with someone when Jacob Seaman, 25, of the 1800 block of Park Beach Road in Aberdeen, came "out of nowhere" and allegedly hit the victim in the back of the neck with a cane, according to the report.

The victim said the cane belonged to him and he was hard enough that his neck brace fell off. Seaman allegedly demanded the victim's pills and said he knew he had just been to the pharmacy.

The victim said he tried to escape but Seaman allegedly knocked him down and took a prescription bottle with about 90 Oxycodone pills, according to the report.

The victim followed Seaman into the woods and begged him to give back the pills, according to the report.

Seaman then allegedly cut the victim on the hands with a knife and ran into the woods, according to the report.

The victim said Seaman was "only an acquaintance."

Seaman was ordered held on $150,000 bail and was still at the Harford County Detention Center as of Tuesday afternoon.

At 5:09 p.m. Saturday, a man and woman - Rodney Larnell Langhorn Jr., 25, Jessica Renee Taynor, 23, of the 100 block of Spruce Wood Court in Abingdon - were arrested after employees at Wendy's, in the 1000 block of Joppa Farm Road in Joppa, reported that a 22-year-old man was attacked by two acquaintances in the parking lot, according to an incident report.

The victim told police he had come to Wendy's with the suspects, when Langhorn allegedly threatened him, punched him and displayed a folding knife, according to the report.

The victim said he was knocked to the ground, after which Taynor ran over and took money from his pocket, according to the report.

The victim said the suspects wanted his money so they could buy "pills," according to the report.

Detectives also confiscated what is believed to be marijuana from the suspects, according to the report.

Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper ordered Monday that Langhorn be held without bail. Taynor was released Saturday on $50,000 bond, according to online court records.

Robbery attempt of cab driver

Also in the Route 40 corridor, a cab driver reported someone tried to rob him at about 10:52 p.m. Monday in Joppa, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The taxi driver reportedly picked up three men in the 500 block of Macintosh Circle, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

After a brief argument over payment, they paid the fee and got into the cab, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cristie Kahler said.

During the ride, they asked to be dropped off at a different location than what they initially requested. 

When the driver stopped on Hanson Road, the men left the cab but tried to grab the driver's bag from the front of the car.

The driver was able to stop them and sped off, Kahler said.

No further description of the suspects was provided, she said.

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