Baltimore County police arrested a man they say assaulted the owner of a restaurant and left his weapon behind amid an armed robbery Saturday in the Parkville establishment's parking lot.
Police said the 83-year-old owner of Pappas Seafood Restaurant in the 1700 block of Taylor Avenue was in his vehicle before noon Saturday when a suspect struck him with a handgun, grabbed a bag of money and ran. Police on Sunday said they arrested a suspect, Darrell Lamar Burns, 25, ofEdgewood. Burns was charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and other related charges and is being held without bail, Baltimore County police said.
The victim was able to get into the restaurant after falling to the ground, police said. Police were able to get information from several witnesses, leading officers to the suspect's car traveling west on Northern Parkway.
Police said Burns was arrested in the 3300 block of Greenmount Avenue in Baltimore, and the suspect's weapon was recovered at the scene of the armed robbery.
The victim was transported to a Baltimore hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately available.