Sykesville man charged with armed robbery after allegedly putting BB gun to man's head

A Sykesville man has been charged with armed robbery, assault, theft and other related charges after allegedly robbing a man who owed him for drugs.

Levi Thomas Robey, 22, of the 1800 block of Cassandra Drive, has been charged with armed robbery, theft $100 to $1,500, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, according to electronic court records. In a separate incident, Robey was also charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle.


On Oct. 12, Maryland State Police troopers from the Westminster Barrack were dispatched for a reported armed robbery in the 1200 block of Liberty Road, according to the statement of probable cause. When police arrived, they made contact with a man who said Robey opened the man’s car while he was sitting in a vehicle, displayed a gun and demanded money the man owed him for drugs that he was supposed to sell, according to the statement.

The man told Robey he did not have the money, according to the statement, and Robey then began checking the man’s pockets for money.

The man said he threatened to call the police, and then according to the statement, Robey pointed the gun at the man’s head and took his phone and said, “With what phone?” The man said Robey then drove away taking the gun with him and the man’s iPhone 8 with a case, total value of about $600, according to the statement.

When police knocked on Robey’s unit, the man also identified a white Yamaha motorcycle in a parking space that he believe to be stolen. Robey said he purchased the motorcycle for $1,000, though after running the plates, police learned the vehicle was reported stolen in Anne Arundel County, according to the statement.

Robey was taken into custody along with another woman who was at the residence when police knocked on his door. The woman said she’d been with Robey throughout the evening.

Investigators interviewed the woman, who said she’d been with him behind the Royal Farms on Liberty Road where he met a man known to her, as well as two other men, according to the statement. While the woman stayed in the car, she said she knew Robey was meeting with the men about money they owed him, and heard someone state, “Are you going to threaten to shoot me?”

The woman said she knows Robey carries a black handgun style BB gun or paintball gun, according to the statement, which also says she allowed for a search of the vehicle, and in it a black Daisy BB gun was located in the center console.

Robey was held without bond and has a court date scheduled for Dec. 14, according to electronic court records.