Alpha Gold Corporation

Police charge two in Cockeysville armed robbery Thursday

Two out-of-town men have been charged in the armed robbery of a Cockeysville jewelry store on Thursday, officials said.

Luis Noel Rodriguez, 28, of New York, N.Y., and Vincent Henry Courts Jr., 28, of Harrisburg, Pa., are being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $300,000 bail.

The men were charged with armed robbery of the Alpha Gold Exchange in the 10800 block of York Road, according to police. They also face charges of first degree assault and use of a handgun in a felony crime.

The two men allegedly entered the jewelry store around 1 p.m. separately, police said. One asked to see the jewelry while another asked about repair services. One of the men...