Two men have been charged in three armed robberies of fast food restaurants in Howard County, according to police.
D'Andre Devon Bynum, 24, and Emmanuel Purcell McDaniels, 21, both of Washington, D.C., have been charged in arrest warrants with multiple counts of armed robbery, conspiracy, assault, handgun violations and theft in connection with three incidents dating back to Jan. 28, police said.
The pair are being held in Virginia, where they were arrested on an unrelated charge, police said.
On Jan. 28, two men wearing dark clothing and ski masks entered a Burger King in the 6200 block of Washington Boulevard in Elkridge. Both men were armed, one had a handgun and the other a rifle.
One man jumped over the counter, stole cash and then the pair fled in a sedan, police said.
On Feb. 21, one man entered a McDonald's in the 6200 block of Washington Boulevrd in Elkridge.
The man, wearing dark clothing and a dark ski mask, entered the restaurant armed with a semiautomatic handgun and jumped over the county. He took cash and fled in a dark-colored sedan, which police say is the same car used in the Burger King robbery.
On March 2, a man in dark clothing and a dark ski mask entered a McDonad's in the 9200 block of All Saints Road in Laurel. Armed with a semiautomatic handgun, he demanded money, took cash and fled in a dark sedan, according to police.
Police said they identified the suspect vehicle using information from other jurisdictions. Police said Bynum and McDaniels were arrested March 6 in Fairfax, Va., after a robbery.
The suspect vehicle contained evidence from the three Howard County robberies, according to police.