Anne Arundel Police arrested a 39-year-old Stevensville man in connection to a Jan. 11 armed robbery in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store in Brooklyn Park.
Wayne Miles was charged with robbery, armed robbery, first- and second-degree assault and drug offenses after police confronted him leaving the scene. Another man, who was with Miles at the time of his arrest, was also taken into custody on another warrant. Anne Arundel Police confirmed Wednesday the second man had not been charged in connection to the robbery.
Three Anne Arundel police officers were conducting a patrol in an unmarked car when they turned into the store parking lot near Governor Ritchie Highway and Belle Grove Road, according to charging documents. The officers were then approached by a shopper who told them two men, still visible from the parking lot, had stolen a Ziploc bag of change from him.
The shopper said he was trying to exchange the coins for paper bills, though the 7-Eleven did not provide that service. When he stepped outside, he said he was approached by a man, later identified as Miles, who asked him how much money he had, directing him toward the back of the building. The shopper followed and when both were behind a dumpster, the man stuck out a folding knife and took the money. The victim told police he believed he would be stabbed if he didn’t comply.
The police pursued Miles as he and the second man headed north toward Belle Grove Road. Officers saw Miles drop an object from his pocket and ordered him to stop. Miles ignored the first demand and put his hand in his pocket. When police pulled and aimed their Tasers at Miles, the aim-assist laser marking his body, he surrendered.
The dropped bag was found to be the stolen change and officers also found what was suspected to be crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in Miles’ possession, according to the charging documents.
Bail for Miles, who had been reported missing to the Baltimore City Police Department by his sister, was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8.