Reporting Gigi Barnett
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Three suspects go on a wild crime spree robbing and shooting victims and leading police on a chase. It happened in a matter of hours Tuesday night.
Gigi Barnett explains it started in Baltimore County and ended in Baltimore City.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Forrest Park and Cooks Lane in Baltimore County, three men approached a man pumping fuel at a gas station.
“Forced him at gunpoint into his vehicle. They then drove that vehicle, a ’96 Lincoln Town Car, to Baltimore City where the suspect then robbed the individual,” said Chief James Johnson, Baltimore County Police.
At 7 p.m., the suspects were at the 5300-block of Dogwood Road, driving the first suspect’s green Lincoln Town Car.
“Forced the female at that point into her vehicle, then stole the vehicle and her personal property,” said Johnson.
Fifty minutes later, the suspects were at the 7200-block of Windsor Mill with a gun. This time, the victim fought back.
“The victim tried to grab the gun, at which time the suspects fled,” said Johnson.
Police say by this time they were on the hunt and the suspects crossed over into city limits.
At 8:30 at the 2500-block of Gwynns Falls, a single suspect walked up and announced a robbery to two people.
“He was able to get from the victims’ a purse and some other personal property,” said Bealefeld.
Minutes later, the car reached the 4500-block of Loch Raven Boulevard at a gas station.
“They robbed a total of seven people,” said Bealefeld.
At about 10 p.m. the suspects drove on the west side at Reisterstown and Gwynns Falls. They robbed a young man and fired their weapon.
“The victim is shot at least twice. Police officers in Essex and Towson and Woodlawn were all looking for these guys,” said Bealefeld.
The crime spree ended at 10:20 p.m. when the suspects crashed after a police chase. They now face a string of charges from carjacking to armed robbery.
Baltimore City Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 12 people are believed to have been victimized by the three, who are not being identified while charges are being sorted out.