City man held on bond in robbery of elderly pair


A 27-year-old Baltimore man appeared in Towson District Court yesterday and was ordered held on $75,000 bond in connection with the May 28 robbery of two elderly people, according to Baltimore County police.

Anthony Richardson, who was arrested Tuesday at his home in the 5000 block of Chalgrove Ave., was remanded to the county Detention Center to await trial on two counts of armed robbery, burglary and a parole violation, said E. Jay Miller, a police spokesman.

Mr. Miller said the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. as Harold A. Burns, 83, was returning to his home on Hampton Lane in Towsonwith an acquaintance, Ruth Kammer, 76, also of Towson, and surprised a burglar. The victims were tied up and placed in a closet.

Police said the intruder took $2,100 in cash and jewelry.

The suspect was arrested after police traced some of the stolen jewelry to a pawn shop in Baltimore. Mr. Miller said the man is also a suspect in two other Towson-area robberies.

On Feb. 24, an 84-year-old woman was robbed in her house on Ameshire Road. On Mar. 1, a 62-year-old woman was robbed in her house on Dulaney Valley Road.

Police believe a second person might have participated in the robberies.

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