Man charged with robbing elderlyCounty police have...


Man charged with robbing elderly

County police have charged an Annapolis man with robbing two senior citizens outside a Brooklyn Park convenience store in the last three weeks.

Robbery investigators picked up Eric Dwayne Henderson, 34, of the first block of Monroe Street Wednesday evening and later charged him with two counts of armed robbery.

According to detectives, Mr. Henderson fit the description of the man who robbed elderly persons outside the Lucky's store at Ritchie Highway and Townsend Avenue.

After detectives questioned him, he admitted to robbing an elderly man Aug. 9 outside the store, police said, and another victim and witnesses identified Mr. Henderson as the assailant in a robbery July 31 outside the store.

Police arrested Mr. Henderson after they received a call reporting a suspicious man on Townsend Avenue in Brooklyn Park. The description of the man fit that of the alleged assailant in the senior citizens' robberies.

Detectives said Mr. Henderson could face additional armed robbery charges stemming from robberies on Aug. 4 and July 24.

Store clerk foils robbery attempt

A convenience store clerk thwarted an armed robbery Wednesday night when she dropped the money in a safe before the robber could grab it, county police reported.

Detectives said the clerk, Sherri Moyers, 23, was putting the money in a drop safe at 10:20 p.m. when the gunman walked up to her from behind. When he saw that she had already dropped the money in the safe, he ran from the store, police said.

Brooklyn Park man charged with assault

A Brooklyn Park man was charged with assaulting a police officer after he allegedly tried to choke an officer who was serving him with an arrest warrant Wednesday night.

Police said they went to the home of Clarence Albert Ramsey III in the first block of Hammonds Lane at 11:40 p.m. to serve him with a warrant for battery and false imprisonment, or holding another person against his will.

When Mr. Ramsey saw the officers, he allegedly tried to run from the home and grabbed Officer Gerald Jones by the neck and tried to choke him.

Other officers helped Officer Jones get control of Mr. Ramsey, who also allegedly threw a jar containing PCP into his yard.

The officers took Mr. Ramsey to Harbor Hospital for treatment of injuries he received during the arrest.

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