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From left, Bishop Larry Lee Thomas of Empowering Believers Church of the Apostolic Faith; Jacqueline Boone Allsup of the Anne Arundel County Council NAACP; County Council candidate Pete Smith; County Executive candidate George F. Johnson IV; and Deputy Police Chief Pam Davis join hands during a vigil Monday night for Rajinder Kumar, who was shot and killed on Aug. 7 as he worked the overnight shift at a gas station in Hanover. The case remains unsolved.
From left, Bishop Larry Lee Thomas of Empowering Believers Church of the Apostolic Faith; Jacqueline Boone Allsup of the Anne Arundel County Council NAACP; County Council candidate Pete Smith; County Executive candidate George F. Johnson IV; and Deputy Police Chief Pam Davis join hands during a vigil Monday night for Rajinder Kumar, who was shot and killed on Aug. 7 as he worked the overnight shift at a gas station in Hanover. The case remains unsolved. (Photo by Pamela Wood)

A stolen X-Box gaming system led Anne Arundel police and the FBI to a suspect in the killing of a Hanover Exxon clerk, authorities say in newly unsealed court documents.

Last week, police announced the arrest of Robin Tyrone Smith, 26, of Glen Burnie in the killing of Rajinder Kumar on Aug. 7. Kumar, 49, was working the midnight shift at a gas station in the 7800 block of Ridge Road when he was fatally shot during a robbery.

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At the time of Smith's arrest, authorities said little about how the investigation led to him, but a search warrant affidavit unsealed in U.S. District Court offers new insight.

An FBI agent wrote that police enhanced surveillance video from the gas station that showed the killer used a .45-caliber Springfield Armory XD 45 firearm. Investigators learned of a burglary that had occurred a day earlier in which that type of gun had been taken, the agent wrote.

Also taken in the burglary were an X-Box system and various games, as well as .45-caliber hollow-point ammunition.

A round recovered from Kumar's body, and unspent rounds recovered at the gas station, showed Kumar was shot with similar ammunition, according to court records.

Police ran a check of pawnshops and found that Smith used his ID when he pawned X-Box games at a Game Stop store at the Arundel Mills mall. Surveillance footage from the store showed Smith wearing the same cargo shorts, hat and gloves as the person shown in the gas station footage, according to court records.

Authorities tracked Smith's address to the 400 block of Pamela Road in Glen Burnie — across the street from the home that was burglarized. Police also accessed a Facebook page in which a picture of Smith shows him wearing what appear to be the same shoes as the suspect in the gas station video, according to court records.

No attorney was listed for Smith in court records.

Police may be looking at additional suspects. The records show that investigators sought access to four telephone numbers that they believe were used by Smith or were in contact with him.

Lt. T.J. Smith, an Anne Arundel County police spokesman, said the investigation is "active."

"We are confident we have our triggerman in custody, and we are obviously keeping our investigative eyes open and continuing to follow up on this case to see if there was any type of assistance — whether it was committing the crime, getting away from the scene, or disposing any evidence," Smith said. "It's still active, but we're following."

Kumar, a Muslim, had been sending his earnings to his wife and children in India, according to his employer at the gas station. The Anne Arundel County Muslim Council had chipped in money to offer a reward in the case, and took part in a candlelight vigil at the station that was attended by community members, elected officials and other religious leaders.

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