By Melanie Dzwonchyk, firstname.lastname@example.org
2:53 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a series of four similar robberies that have taken place since Aug. 7 near the Tall Oaks Apartments in Maryland City.
The latest occurred at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 when police said a 21-year-old man was approached on Route 198 near Red Clay Road by two males who assaulted him after he refused their demand for his property. After assaulting the victim, the men took his property and fled toward Maryland City Plaza. The victim refused medical treatment for his injuries.
Police are looking for a black male about 5 feet 11 inches with a teardrop tattoo on his right eye and dreadlocks; and another black male, about 5 feet 5 inches with a gold tooth.
On Aug. 10, a delivery driver walking out of an apartment building in the 100 block of Easton South around 10:12 p.m. was approached from behind by several males, who struck the driver in the head, took personal property and fled from the Tall Oaks Apartments area. The driver was treated by Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department paramedics.
Police had limited descriptions of the males they are looking for in connection with this robbery, but did say they were black and that one was described as having dreadlocks.
In another incident, police said a group of people walking in the 200 block of Federalsburg South in Maryland City were robbed of personal property Aug. 8 around 9:20 p.m. after they were approached from behind by two men with handguns. The robbers in that incident also fled toward Tall Oaks Apartments. Police are looking for two black teens ages 16 to 19; one wearing a black T-shirt and dark green shorts and with a white shirt on his head; and the other wearing dark clothing and with a dark shirt on his head.
The day before, a Papa John's Pizza delivery driver was robbed by five teens, two with handguns, according to police. The driver, 19, told police he was approached in the 3400 block of Chiswell Road by the five teens after making a delivery in the area around 10:20 p.m. Aug. 7. The driver said he was told not to look at the males as they took cash and other items from him and then ran away.
In the Aug. 7 robbery, Anne Arundel County police said they are looking for five black males around 16 to 19 years old. Police said one was wearing a black shirt, black jeans and black shoes; and a second male was wearing khaki pants.
Anne Arundel County Police have increased patrols in the areas where these incidents occurred. Anyone with information can call the Western District detective unit at 410-222-6155.