A Bel Air man has been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of one store and and the attempted robbery of another within about two hours of each other in December, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.
Detectives assigned to the Forensic Services Unit responded on Dec. 21 to process both crime scenes for evidence, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
They developed a suspect, Joshua Logan Kazmaier, 20, of Bel Air, who was interviewed last Thursday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Following the interview, police searched Kazmaier’s home, where they found evidence to link him to the robberies, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Kazmaier, listed in court records as living in the 400 block of Underwood Lane, was arrested that day and charged with two counts each of armed robbery, robbery and first- and second-degree assault. He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center where he is being held without bail, according to court records.
On Dec. 21, 2017, at about 2:45 a.m., deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct responded to the 7-Eleven in the 1500 block of Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill for the report of an armed robbery.
Deputies were told an unknown white male entered the store, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. He fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. No injuries were reported, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A little more than two hours later, at about 5 a.m., deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct responded to the Redner’s Warehouse Market in the 1000 block of Joppa Farm Road in Joppa for the report of an attempted armed robbery, according to a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
The same suspect entered the store and implied he had a weapon, but fled the store when he was advised employees were unable to open the register, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Following both incidents, deputies searched the area, but were unable to find the robber. Detectives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded, and assumed the investigation that led to the charges agains Kazmaier, according to the Sheriff’s Office.