Three people have been arrested after allegedly robbing a man who was sitting in his car in Catonsville at knifepoint, according to police records.
Police said an adult male was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 405 Frederick Road in Catonsville on Sept. 16 when shortly before 2 p.m. a woman came up to his vehicle and asked for directions.
While the victim was pulling out his phone to show the woman a map, police allege a male suspect walked up to the vehicle and struck the victim “a few times with his fist." Another suspect had a knife, but it does not appear that anyone used the weapon, police said.
The man was robbed of his wallet, cellphone and a Nintendo Switch gaming console he was playing at the time, police said.
Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Natalie Litofsky said the three suspects tried to flee the area, but the vehicle they attempted to use was inoperable. Litofsky said the three suspects were arrested “basically immediately” because people nearby had called 911. She said it did not appear that the victim was transported to a hospital for his injuries, but she was not certain.