Truck stolen 11 hours after mugging


A Herald Harbor man has reported to county police that he was robbed at gunpoint in his driveway by two men who claimed they were police officers, and that his truck was stolen from the same place 11 hours later.

The truck was found a few miles away early Tuesday morning. It had been burned and the radio was stolen. Ronaldo Tubaya, 19, told police he didn't report the armed robbery until after his truck was taken because he didn't care about the dirt bike that gunmen had taken from him earlier.

Mr. Tubaya said he had pulled into the driveway of his home in the 700 block of Old Herald Harbor Road at 12:30 p.m. Monday when two men in a pickup pulled in behind him.

They walked to the driver's side window, identified themselves as police officers and ordered Mr. Tubaya and his companion out of the truck, police said. One pointed a 9-mm handgun at the two and ordered them to the ground.

They accused Mr. Tubaya of getting into a fist-fight with a man they identified as their brother, and they then began looking through Mr. Tubaya's 1993 Ford Ranger. They took a dirt bike from the truck, put it into theirs and drove off, police said.

Mr. Tubaya didn't report the incident until 11:43 p.m. after he heard a car start outside his house, police said. When he looked out the window, he saw someone driving away in his truck.

The truck was found shortly after midnight yesterday on Dicus Mill in Odenton, the police report said.

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