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Joshua Anthony Carder
Joshua Anthony Carder (Courtesy Photo)

A Taneytown man was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole from a man while wielding an object that appeared to be a handgun, police said.

Joshua Anthony Carder, 19, of the unit block of Benner Lane, was charged with one count each of first-degree assault, armed robbery, second-degree assault and theft between $100 and $1,500. He is being held without bail following a Tuesday bail review, according to electronic court records.

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According to the statement of charges, a man came to the Taneytown Police Department just before noon April 11 to report an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The man told police he had been crossing the road near the intersection of Benner Lane and Warehouse Alley when a dark blue, four-door hatchback sedan stopped to let him cross the street. As he was passing by the vehicle, a person got out of the passenger seat and came up behind him. The man felt a pressure on his back and the individual from the vehicle took the man's wallet out of his pocket and demanded his money.

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The individual took $287 then returned to get back in the vehicle. The man turned around at this time and identified the individual as Carder, he told police, according to the statement.

The man said Carder was holding what appeared to be a black handgun, according to the statement.

Two other individuals were in the car at the time of the incident. From charging documents, it was not immediately clear if they were charged as a result of the incident as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 11.



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