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Prosecutors drop charges in South Baltimore robbery

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against two men accused of holding up a couple at gunpoint this past weekend in South Baltimore. The move comes after authorities confirmed that the man identified as the gun man was eating at Federal Hill restaurant at the time of the attack.

Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the city State's Attorney's Office, said the fact that one suspect's alibi turned out to be true tainted the victim's identification of the second suspect, so he too is being freed.

The attack early Saturday stunned the Riverside neighborhood. The victims, both former Ravens cheerleaders, had been walking home from watching basketball games at a restaurant in Federal Hill. One gunman forced the man to the ground at gunpoint while a second man ordered his wife to take off her engagement ring and wedding band, worth $22,000.

The 27-year-old woman identifed one attacker at the scene and the second suspect from photo array at a police station. A police officer who had heard descriptions of the suspects, reported to be on bicycles, said he recognized them from earlier in his shift. The victim identified one of the people he stopped as the gunman.

The suspects, Julien Rosaly, 22, and Nicholes Maultsby, 20, had been charged with armed robbery, assault and gun counts.


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