Suspect wanted in armed robberies turns himself in to police

A man described by police as "armed and dangerous," who was wanted in connection with two robberies in Baltimore and prompted an hours-long search in Arbutus Friday, has turned himself into authorities.

Baltimore County Police said Saturday morning that Justin Andrew Montgomery, 29 peacefully surrendered himself and will be charged with first-degree assault, a handgun violation and related offenses. He did not have an attorney listed in online court records.


Police believed Montgomery to be involved in two robberies in nearby Southwest Baltimore. He faces additional charges in the city.

Officers were called to the 3600 block of Coolidge Avenue near Loudon Park Cemetery for a report of a robbery at noon Friday, Baltimore police said.


A 67-year old woman told them a man had entered her home without permission, police said. Once inside, she said, the suspect assaulted her and then took a handgun and money.

The woman identified the man as an acquaintance, police said. She told them he was armed with a knife.

About 15 minutes later, officers were called to a home in the 3700 block of Clarenell Road in Violetville, police said. A 74-year old man told them he had just been robbed.

The man told officers that a man forced his way into his home, displayed a gun and demanded the victim give him his car keys, police said. They said the man left the house with the victim's car.

Officers took up positions outside Montgomery's apartment in the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane around 1 p.m. Friday and warned people nearby to shelter in place. But when they entered around 6:30 p.m. the apartment was empty.

Police said Montgomery allegedly pointed a gun at a person in the apartment, telling that person to leave.

Earlier, a man tried to make contact with the suspect over a loudspeaker.

"I want to talk to you about what happened. I want to help you out," he said. "Let me know that you can hear me."


Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this article.