Three arrested after Saturday night robbery near Bel Air

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery near Bel Air late Saturday night, in which police say at least one shot was fired.

Two Bel Air teenagers told police they were robbed at gunpoint by three men they know on Drexel Drive, in the Marywood community, said Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The men came up to the victims' vehicle, a silver Honda, at about 11:25 p.m. and allegedly broke out the driver's side window, pointed a handgun at the victims and began hitting the vehicle with a baseball bat, Hopkins said via e-mail Sunday.

"A gunshot was then heard" and the suspects fled," Hopkins said.

Both victims, who are 17 years old and live in Bel Air, had minor injuries from broken glass, Hopkins said. The driver and passenger windows of the vehicle were damaged, as well as the windshield.

The victims told police they believed they knew who the suspects were. All three were found later in the 200 block of Drexel Drive and taken into custody, according to Hopkins.

"Evidence believed related to the crime was recovered" at the Drexel Drive address, Hopkins said. He did not say what, if anything, may have been taken from the victims.

Arrested were Ryan Andrew Hedge, 19, of the 200 block of Drexel Drive, Brandon Keith Nance, 18, of the 200 block of Friendship Road in Elkton, and Brentt William Holland, 22, of the 100 block of Drexel Drive,

All three were charged with robbery. As of Sunday, Hedge and Holland were being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $150,000 bond, while Nance was being held on $175,000 bond.


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