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Pikesville man charged in string of Royal Farms robberies in Baltimore, Howard, Harford counties

A Pikesville man has been charged in six robberies and is suspected in eight others at convenience stores in Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties, authorities said Tuesday.

Mark Eugene Peters, 28, was arrested last week in connection to a string of Royal Farms robberies that occurred over the course of 12 days in recent weeks, police said. He faces a slew of armed robbery, assault, gun and other charges.

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The first two robberies happened in a two-hour span on May 24 in Baltimore County — about 12:45 a.m. at a Royal Farms in the 7200 block of York Road in Yorktown, and about 2:45 a.m. at a second in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale, police said.

The next day, a Royal Farms in the 1000 block of Old Eastern Avenue in Essex was hit about 2:26 a.m., police said.

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In the early hours of May 29 and 30, a man held up two more stores, one in the 8600 block of Washington Boulevard in Howard County, the other in the 2000 block of Mountain Road in Harford, police said.

About 3:30 a.m. on June 4, a sixth Royal Farms was robbed, this one in the 4300 block of Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe, police said.

Baltimore County, Howard County and Baltimore police, and the Harford County Sheriff's departments collaborated on the investigation with local FBI agents.

Peters was arrested June 9.

He's suspected in eight other convenience store robberies between May 25 and June 8 in Baltimore, police said.

Peters is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center. A number listed for him was disconnected, and he did not have a lawyer listed in court records.

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