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Man charged in several armed robberies

A Better Waverly man has been arrested in connection with several armed robberies in Baltimore City and county, the most recent a Woodlawn pizzeria, city and county police spokesmen said yesterday. Baltimore County police took Gerald Charles-Purvis Williams, 25, of the 800 block of Exeter Hall Ave. into custody Wednesday on charges of armed robbery and using a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records. He was arrested after the robbery of a Woodlawn Papa Johns, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey. Officers found him hiding near the tennis courts at Woodlawn High School, Toohey said. Williams is also suspected of robbing two 7-Eleven stores Tuesday: one in Remington, with a small-caliber gun, as well as one on Sherwood Road in Baltimore County, 30 minutes later. Charges are pending against Williams in Baltimore once county officials finalize charges there, said Agent Donny Moses, a city police spokesman.

Liz Kay

Balto. County resident charged with theft

A 31-year-old Baltimore County man has been charged with felony theft, obstructing justice and making a false statement to a law enforcement officer, Aberdeen police said yesterday. Brian J. Baynes was arrested Tuesday at his home on North River Drive and later released on $20,000 bond. Baynes, a former employee of the restaurant concession at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, told police that he was assaulted, robbed and kidnapped at the end of his shift Aug. 28. A confidential informant gave police information that implicated Baynes in the theft of the money from the stadium, police said. "The nuts and bolts of this are that Baynes stole a fairly substantial amount of money and made up this story," said Sgt. Frederick Budnick, Aberdeen Police Department spokesman.

Mary Gail Hare

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