Armed robberies with knives reported in Towson, Cockeysville precincts

On July 9, during a warm summer evening nearing 90 degrees, a man entered a gas station convenience store in the unit block of East Timonium Road close to 10 p.m. wearing a black winter coat, a black winter hat and a balaclava-style mask.

Brandishing a carving knife, the man demanded money, then vaulted the counter to take cash from the register, said police spokeswoman Louise Rogers.


“If somebody comes up and they’re dressed inappropriately [for the weather] they’re up to nothing good,” Rogers said.

The robber was not the only one to use a knife in a robbery in the past week, according to Baltimore County Police incident reports.


In the 6800 block of Charles Street, a man was robbed at knifepoint at 1:35 a.m. Rogers said the man left The "B" Lounge in Towson and accepted a ride home from someone he was talking with outside the nightclub.

He got in a white sedan with three other men, then as the car was driving the person in the passenger seat pulled a knife and demanded money. Cash and bank cards were stolen.

Other incidents in the Towson and Cockeysville precincts are listed below.

The following is compiled from local police reports. It is our policy to provide identification when there is enough information to make identification possible.


Dulaney Valley Road, 800 block. Between 2 p.m. July 8 and 10:58 p.m. July 13. Brown 2018 Mazda 3 stolen from Towson Town Center parking lot.

Bonrock Court, unit block. Between 2 p.m. July 6 and 10 a.m. July 7. Red 2019 Nissan Sentra rental car stolen from apartment parking lot.

Taylor Avenue, 1800 block. Between 8 p.m. July 12 and 2 a.m. July 13. Unknown man raped victim in parking lot.

Blenheim Road, 6300 block. Between 7 p.m. July 12 and 5 a.m. July 13. Wallet stolen from unlocked vehicle.

Falls Road, 6200 block. Between 9 a.m. July 7 and 8:30 a.m. July 14. Unknown person forced entry to “squat” in building.

Jeffers Road, 1500 block. 12:16 a.m. July 14. Juvenile arrested after snacks stolen from swim club snack store.



York Road, 1800 block. 11:20 p.m. July 11. Assault and robbery at business. Man put his arm around an employee’s neck, implied a handgun in her back and demanded money. Cash stolen.

East Padonia Road, 300 block. Between 2 p.m. July 4 and 4:20 p.m. July 8. Lawn equipment stolen from shed.

Tradewind Circle, unit block. Between 10 p.m. July 5 and 4:47 p.m. July 10. Burglary at home. Air mattress stolen, miscellaneous items damaged.

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