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Bobby E. Riley, of Aberdeen, is accused of robbing the Sunoco gas station and the Lucky Mart at gunpoint.
Bobby E. Riley, of Aberdeen, is accused of robbing the Sunoco gas station and the Lucky Mart at gunpoint. (Courtesy Aberdeen Police Department)

Aberdeen Police have charged a man with two armed robberies that occurred in the city over the past week.

Bobby E. Riley, 41, of the 200 block of Walnut Lane in Aberdeen, is accused of robbing the Sunoco gas station at around 9:03 p.m. Dec. 21 and the Lucky Mart at approximately 11:50 a.m. Dec. 24. Both businesses are located on Route 40.

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In both incidents, Riley brandished a firearm, Aberdeen police allege, then fled the scene in a Toyota Camry missing a rear hub cap.

On Christmas day, patrol officers located a vehicle in the 600 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard (Route 40) matching the description of the Camry used in the two robberies.

Around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Riley was stopped in the same vehicle for a traffic violation and arrested on the suspicion of driving under the influence, police said.

Police obtained a search warrant for Riley’s residence that same day and, during the search, evidence from both robberies was recovered, police said.

Riley is charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, robbery, assault and theft, according to electronic court records, and is being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bail as of 12:55 p.m. Friday. Court records do not show an attorney representing Riley.

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