BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s most wanted is now off the streets. Police say the man they call the “khaki pants bandit” is responsible for a one man crime spree across Baltimore City and county.
Meghan McCorkell explains how the police and the FBI tracked him down.
Investigators say Stanley Macklin is responsible for nearly 50 armed robberies over the past few months.
“I want to show you the picture of this criminal who’s no longer on the streets of Baltimore or Baltimore County,” said Commissioner Anthony Batts, Baltimore City Police Department.
Investigators say 35-year-old Stanley Macklin has been on a one man crime spree for months.
Described as a lone wolf, Macklin is accused in 19 armed robberies at convenience stores in the city and 31 in the county.
Police have been trying to hunt down the man they call the “khaki pants bandit” since October.
“In the first couple robberies he had khaki pants on, so we called him ‘khaki pants,'” said Lt. James Barnes, Baltimore City Police Department.
Police say Macklin walked away with thousands of dollars often hitting stores more than once. No one was injured in any of the robberies.
But police say that Macklin did fire a warning shot with his gun at an Essex 7-Eleven.
“He felt frustrated with the clerk not being quick enough and discharged a round,” Lt. Barnes said.
According to charging documents obtained by WJZ, Macklin’s luck ran out earlier this month when someone inside a store he’d just robbed followed him outside and wrote down his car’s license plate number.
When police ran the plate, it traced back to a car rented under Macklin’s name.
“With the help of citizens and other information, technology and good old school police work. It took a lot of leg work to clear this case,” said Chief James Johnson, Baltimore County Police Department.
Police say they believe they have enough evidence to file federal charges against Macklin.
Police say the investigation into Macklin is still ongoing.
Macklin was already on probation from another armed robbery charge.