A Baltimore teenager has been charged as a adult in connection with an armed robbery in Edgewood over the weekend, Maryland State Police said.
Donnell Corey Baker, 17, of the 5000 block of The Alameda, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and theft less $1,000.
He was being held late Monday afternoon at Harford County Detention Center on $150,000 bail following an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack were called shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the BP Gas Station at 2201 Pulaski Highway in Edgewood.
The victim told troopers he posted on Craigslist an advertisement selling two video game consoles. The victim told troopers a potential buyer called him and they exchanged several text messages to broker the deal, according to a news release from Maryland State Police.
When the victim met the buyer and another subject at the gas station, they presented a counterfeit $50 bill and took his PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Police said.
The victim, who realized he was short-changed and suspected the money was counterfeit, confronted the buyer and his associate, who pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim, police said. No injuries were reported and the suspects fled in a white sedan.
On Sunday, police said the victim provided additional information concerning the suspect and Criminal Enforcement Division investigators identified Baker as the alleged gunman. Following consultation with the Harford County State's Attorney's Office, troopers obtained an arrest warrant charging Baker as an adult.
Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Baker at a relative's home in 5000 block of The Alameda without incident, according to the State Police news release.
State Police CED investigators obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence, where the victim's Xbox One gaming system and a loaded small caliber revolver described by the victim were found, police said.
As of Tuesday morning, Baker was being held on $150,000 bond at the Harford County Detention Center, according to a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesperson.