Police chase after robbery ends in crash in Howard County; 3 youths arrested

Three 17-year-old boys were arrested Thursday morning following a police chase that ended with a crash in Elkridge, according to police.

The incident began as an armed robbery in Baltimore on Thursday morning, according to the Howard County Police Department.

An armed street robbery occurred about 5:10 a.m. on the 800 block of Stamford Road in West Baltimore’s West Hills neighborhood, said Det. Chakia Fennoy, a Baltimore Police Department spokeswoman. A 50-year-old man reported he was robbed at gunpoint by three males, police said. Following the incident, Baltimore police alerted surrounding jurisdictions, including police from Baltimore and Howard counties, to the description of a stolen vehicle involved in the robbery, she said.

At about 5:40 a.m. Thursday, Howard County police spotted a Ford F-150 that matched the description of the stolen truck. The truck was reported stolen Aug. 6, according to Baltimore police. Police saw the truck on Route 40 near Normandy Woods Drive in Ellicott City and attempted to stop it, but the driver sped away, according to police. Officers followed the truck for a short time until it crashed on the ramp from Route 100 to Interstate 95 north, police said.

Three people bailed out of the truck, police said. They were searched, and all three were turned over to the Baltimore Police Department. Their identities were not immediately available.

The ramp from Route 100 to I-95 was closed but reopened later Thursday morning.

This article has been updated.

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A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the address where the armed robbery occurred. The man was reportedly robbed on the 800 block of Stamford Road. The Sun regrets the error.
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