GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ)—Police arrested a suspect accused of assaulting a 61-year-old woman in the parking lot of Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie.

Weijia Jiang has more.

Police say the victim is recovering in critical but stable condition. They say it was tips from the public that led them to the man who’s responsible.

Anne Arundel County Police say André Ennis, 40, is the man who attacked a 61-year-old woman in the Macy’s parking lot of Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, beating and robbing her Wednesday evening.

“Officers on scene located a 61-year-old female suffering a head injury,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.

“It just doesn’t make sense. This stuff doesn’t happen here,” said Jennifer Flint, Glen Burnie.

Police say the victim’s purse and car were missing from the scene, but the vehicle was later found at Sassafras Street and Pennington Avenue in Baltimore.

“That is just terrible. It just seems like they’ll get anybody. It is scary,” Christina Holthaus, Glen Burnie.

Court records show Ennis has a lengthy criminal history. H e pleaded guilty to armed robbery in 2002, resulting in a 10-year prison sentence. He is also wanted in Baltimore for beating and robbing a man back in February.

Investigators say they found Ennis just before 11 a.m. Friday. They arrested him at a Brooklyn Park Motel along Ritchie Highway without incident.

“That’s a big relief,” said Cookie Welch, Glen Burnie. “I hope he gets the help he needs.”

Though locals are glad to hear police have a suspect in custody, many are concerned about potential copycats.

“It’s too close to home,” said Tom Carey, Glen Burnie. “Crime around here is getting pretty bad.”

In a statement, the Marley Station management says security is a priority and that shoppers and mall employees can ask for escorts to the parking lot.

Police will formally charge Ennis with robbery, assault and theft.

They are also investigating whether Ennis is linked to other similar crimes in the area.

Comments (58)
  1. Rose says:

    She worked at the mall. She was just trying to go home to her family. This guy just got out of jail for assualt. It sure won’t be first degree murder if she dies. He will serve a few years and will be out again.

  2. Scott's County says:

    Why do they always have to be black?!!! Black people have been given civil rights through the blood shed by brave black people before them. Now, dumb jerk criminals are throwing it all away with this kind of stupid criminal behavior. No matter what your race is, you have a right to fear black males in the Maryland/ DC areas between the ages of 15-35. This is the core typical demographic that is committing most of this state’s robberies, muggings and burlaries. The NAACP needs to launch a major campaign at this core group of black males before this country gets segregated by law again.

    1. David Jackson says:

      hmm, lets not forget the trailer trash that live throughout our country who prey on little boys. How many Sexual pedophile cases of white men who have raped little boys. All the catholic priests who raped boys and those who grow up and victimize other boys. So before we start to cast aspersions. Lets not forget about your own dirt. You cannot even leave your child anywhere without some white male trying to have gay sex with your child.

      Now you see how sensless that sound above. Race bating does not resolve an issue but allows America to do what it does best. Lets play the race card and call each other names rather than working together as a community to resolve these types of issues. Race is not the issue but rather it is a socio-economic issue that America refuses to see. I am not saying it is right or wrong but the last thing we need to race bating. I mean that is how our country went into debt. We blamed all the muslim brown people and attacked an entire country. I know the world is looking and laughing. What a bunch of idiots who live in America, LOL.

    2. Julie says:

      Not ALL black males are criminals, theres many out here that are well brought up respectful and sucessful. It doesnt matter what race they are, theres tons of crazy ppl in this world that you have to watch out for! FORREAL ITS 2011, PPL NEED TO GROW UP AND STOP ALL THE HATE!!

    3. edward says:

      Sorry the Black members of state political sytem are too busy trying to rename a mountain in western maryland to worry about anything else

  3. WhySoSerious says:

    Violent criminals need to be sent to a different country that houses only violent criminals.. What do you guys think?? Black or White

  4. Lynn says:

    I think poster Scott’s County is speaking from a place of ignorance. If we are to fear ALL black males in that range, my dear cousins and brothers will be thrown into that idiot pot. Crime pays. It pays for petty criminals and criminals like politicians and wall street types.

    When criminals start assaulting, raping and maiming judges, police, and their loved ones, we will see a change. And, not until then. Ppl are against the death penalty yet for the war…idiocy. We need laws that stick and criminals who commit felonies like assault, 1st & 2nd degree to do at LEAST 85% of their sentences. It is not the current case.

    Inmate walks in the jail, he automatically starts being given time off his/her sentence. This needs to change.

  5. Scott's County says:

    Well, said, Lynn. But we do have to still realize that most of our area’s crime of this type is committed by black males in the above range that I said. There is no doubting it. I don’t speak from ignorance, but personal experience. I’ve been assaulted and shot at my self in this state at least four times over the past decade and the perpetrators were all black males. Check out any fellow black person, Lynn, who has ever been robbed and assaulted and I’ll bet you a million bucks that their victimizers were fellow blacks–mostly males. I guarantee it. You just live in denial and make feel good remarks about polititians and business people committed crimes, but none of them are going out and sticking guns in your face and knocking you to the ground and stomping on you trying to take your purse. Of course there are white males out there who also commit this kind of crime, but not at the extremely high rates that blacks males 15-35 do. Please come into reality, Lynn. You can do it. I have confidence in you. Come into the light. Reality is on the other side.

    1. David Jackson says:

      Scott you are truly a very ignorant person. I am a black male and deeply offended that you can take your personal experience with one black male, use this story and state that black males do nothing more than commit crimes.

      The same can be said about any race. Lets just state the obvious. From your the usage of the grammer and words incorrectly spelled I can only assume one thing. You did not get a good Education in your trailer home. I believe it is politicians not “polititians”. Please at least learn how to spell before you start degrading an entire race of people.

    2. the truth says:

      scott you couldnt be more right! anyone who doesnt believe him come live in baltimore city and take a walk down on the west side at midnight. i bet you will see exactly what scotts talking about

      1. David says:

        oK Sarah Palin keep the idiot comments coming

    3. dar says:

      Ennis was 40. It isn’t a black or white issue. Crime is crime and there are just as many whites as blacks. Here lately more illegals. But the craigs list killer was white, Jeffery Dahmer was white and that sick idiot ate his victims. So think before you say things, and I am white. It’s equal as far as crime goes.

      1. NOSRAC 3 says:

        The best comment on this blog..

      2. trooper101 says:

        Dar, How about those two a…hole black snipers that wated to take out six “White” people a day back in 2002. Malvo was one’s name but we don’t want to talk about the the darkies who are impoverished & poor who watch violent video games all day as children & watch their Fathers, Boyfrieds beat the hell out of their mommas & them. Real good role models eh? These are bad people.

  6. jack says:

    I have the help he needs —every member of the victims family with bats in the back of an alley —just 5 nminutes!!!! That should help remind him that there are consequences for his actions!!!!!!!

    1. bry68 says:

      y b so nice? he might kill next time

  7. Moose says:

    Put Ameriicans back to work building more jails for these miserable thugs, They shouldn’t be allowed to walk among civilized people. They murdered that poor man at the 7-11 and that young hispanic man at the pizza place. Where are these thugs coming from? Where is the truth in sentencing? Ten year sentences should mean ten years. We see every single day that giving these killers off for “good time” in jail is wrong. They cannot be rehabilitated to live in a normal society.

  8. PEMICELLI says:

    HE SHOULD NEVER HAD BEEN RELEASED SO SOON FROM HIS 10YR SENTENCE. PLUS HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELD FOR THE OFFENCE LAST MONTH(FEB). WASN’T HE ON PROBATION OR PAROLE. TOO MANY CRIMINALS SLIDING UNDER THE GATE GETTING OUT OF PRISON TOO SOON.

  9. Fredd says:

    Really? The one woman says she hopes he gets the help he needs. Its people like her that think that this poor gutless thug stand/ deserve chance after chance to be rehabilitated…. What he needs is locked away from a society in which he obviously cannot function.

  10. Mark says:

    What the state really needs to do is allow us to exercise our second amendment right and carry concealed weapons. I am originally from St. Louis. Before I left and moved to Indiana, people lived in fear, much like you do. Then I moved to Indiana where there was a concealed weapon law. Yes, crime happened, but there was not the pervasive fear that you see here and what I saw before I left St. Louis. Now I have visited St. Louis since they passed the concealed weapons law. The fear is not so open as it was. Sure, initially there is a spike in crime because some people that are legally allowed to carry a gun are initially allowed to. These fools are eventually weeded out as they eventually commit a crime that either puts them in jail or forfeits their right to carry. But criminals will only prey on the people that they feel they can get the jump on. If a citizen carrying a gun saw this Enis beat this old lady, they could have “properly” intervened.

    1. the truth says:

      are you kidding me a citizen intervene? thats a joke sadly enough people are such cowards especially when it comes to blacks and im not sure why. if someone seen her getting mugged which im sure they did the most help they probably gave was a cell phone call to the police and maybe stuck around to fill out a witness report! no one has any balls anymore except people like me! yes i would physically intervene especially on a black person they are cowards the biggest cowards on the face of the earth so wake up white people they arent tough unless they have a gun or alll 25 of their cousins

    2. david jackson says:

      Mark that makes perfect sense. We need another person who is a sicko to shoot up 33 people again like the person in VA. In fact lets give everyone a gun and while we are at it get rid of the police because we do not need the government telling us how to run our lives.

      It appears that having brain cells is not a prequisite to replying to these posts. Why would you give everyone a gun to resolve crime…that is just dumb, dumb and dumb.

  11. zoose says:

    Once again I would like to thank the Democrat Party for the “Great Society.” Isn’t it GREAT! After several decades of their Soft On Crime policy, along the the other many failed policies that had been forced on our Country by this failed political party, it is safe to say it doesn’t work. None of it. And of course the only answer is to build more prisons to the few who pay taxes and to house these beautiful people at $75,000 per inmate per year. Well I have the answer…Go back to harsh, corporal punishment.

    1. Moosde says:

      Your comment is not true and you know it. If you want to inject your politics into this argument, then you better tell the truth. Let us know what the backwards Republikkklan party has done for you. What have they done for crime in the past say 20 years. Name something. As long as you cling to the illusion that your poli tical choice is better, prove it. And it cost much more than $75,000/annum to warehouse these criminals. They come from all walks of life, but few white collar criminals go to jail.They do damage on a large scale stealing our hard earned dollars, but get the least sentences. Why is that? MOney!!! They can afford the sleaziest lawyers to get them off. A kid stealing from 7-11 will get twice as long as a white collar criminals stealing from your retirement account, your stock accounts and such.
      Violent criminals cannot be rehabilitated and should be locked away forever and I won”t say aword and be glad to use my tax dollars to keep them there. I am all for the death penalty and we should be able to carry it out and not leave killers on death row for 25 years of more.

      But blaming crime on the Democrats makes you an ignoramus and you know it. Get over yourself and start dealing with truth.

  12. Who? Mike Jones. Who? says:

    I’ll never understand how people get to a place in there lives where they have to do this kind of stuff to other people.

  13. mary depasquale says:

    they should just shot the b-tch any one that can beat on old lady or any senior should just be put down ,,, u dont have to hurt any one ,,he could have just took her money and let her alone……… u know its like the b-tch that put her baby in an oven….they should just bake her and let it go,…she could have just taken the baby to a mall and left it.. some one would have got the baby in 10 min………..to all u cold hearted sick ass dogs…too many women in maryland cant even have children and u take that blessing and do that…….ur not human so just kill it

  14. David Jackson says:

    It is “honor amoung thieves” may he return to jail and have Karma to take place.

  15. zirk says:

    Anyone on this site espousing excuses for this POS person & I especially call to your attention David Jackson, has not been on the end of a gun barrel or raped in the night. Not all Black people are bad just like white or Hispanics but an enormous disproportion of Blacks between the ages of 14 & 35 are the real perps behind all the killings, muggings, burglaries & other forms of crime. How dare you Mr Jackson call anyone’s attention out with regards to their grammar. What makes you so perfect & your snide remarks towards Scott? Were you the recipient of a a quality education & developed a superior intellect due to a Affirmative Action paid in large part by the White taxpayers in this state or any other? Stop looking down your nose at people or they will mistake you for the 2nd generation Chimp that you are. My Father was beaten near to death by two black thugs in Philadelphia for a few dollars & their idea of a good time. My daughter was brutally raped by these porch monkeys on Charles st @ a Frat party looking for her car. Thankfully the first two perps were caught & my brothers were allowed to take a little justice upside their heads before being escorted away to prison for 10 years. When welfare Bunnies decide to do something with their lives besides scamming the “Man” & stop beating the hell out of their children, when the fathers are men enough to stick around & participate is raising the child, maybe we will eliminate the kinds of trash that this thing was who beat an elderly woman senseless for what? a few dollars.

    1. David says:

      Zirk or should I say Jerk. Lets not bring Affirmative Action to the table because hands down white entitlement from the tax payers of white, black, mexican and other races paying taxes for “you people” to get a free ride. Lets not mention anything about Affirmative Action when a drunken Texan who failed at every business he was given failed. Lets not talk about how he got into Yale and was a C student and then became our president. Lets not mention how he drove this country into the worse economic situation since the great depression. Lets not talk about how he played G I JOE with families about a lie on a war. This is just one of the millions of white entitlement programs that are used. Many millionaires and billionaires in this country have not earned their money. It is because of white entitlement were these people able to become rich. So thank you for trying to mention a very, very small system that helps people and not make you aware of the biggest recipients of the government.
      .

      Your father being beaten I couljd only say got the wrong person. They should have gotten your mother so she would not waste time carrying a piece of trash like you to walk around and further use the system. So stop your crying and moaning about your daughter being raped and be a man. I bet if you were a real man no one would have raped your daughters to begin with. Sorry little boy be a man next time.

      Hell there were thousands of white men who raped black women and even called it a picnic. So your sorry a#$% story will have no pity for you. Can we get back to the real situation and let these coward racist who sit behind a computer go away.

      1. zirk says:

        David, I may have a bad day now & then but after reading your drivel, I will wake up tomorrow thanking God I am white & not a coon porch monkey car washing Nigga like you. My daughter was in her twenties & an adult able to care for herself until some Nigga hiding in the night like they always do attacked her. Even your black ass couldn’t have prevented this. You state white men raping black wome? Not this man, I want to see what I’m going to poke. I don’t need to have sex with a Brillo pad.
        The only white men who raped black wome over a hundred & fifty years ago were because they were slaves & they owned them. That’s what your stinky ass fat momma did when she farted out that piece of coal called you.

  16. ROSE says:

    To the court system that keeps letting these evil people out….CONGRATULATIONS..JOB WELL DONE…HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT IS BEYOND ME.

  17. Pretty Ink says:

    Wow this is crazy. I am not keeping count on what race commits the most crimes. Not all crimes are made public.This if the first time in I don’t know how long that a black girl has been in the media eye for soo long, because she is missing, but there are plenty of times that I have seen white girls on the media because they are missing or rapped. There no way of saying that it’s always black males commiting these types of crimes. I will not allow my boys to be put in this statistic. These commits are crazy. I don’t judge people by the color of their skin. Whites, blacks, hispanics, whatever you may all commit crimes. The media picks which one they make public. In this difficult time people should be sticking together trying to figure out how to help one another instead of tearing people down. We need more things for kids to do so that they won’t turn to the streets. We need more jobs so adults that come out of jail don’t turn to the streets. Everybody is talking about people, but lets see some action. I will not live in fear of walking the streets. As for the suspect in this horrible crime, I am sadden that his life went so wrong that he turned to violence. Nobody knows why criminals do the things that they do. We have to fix it now for the children that have not reached this point.

  18. zirk says:

    Pretty Ink, Stop living in denial. It’s out there, all around you. If you arte a hard working honest black person today & can afford it, you run to the suburbs. If you are on the fringes of poverty, you lie in fear. Very bad all the way around. Please read the last paragraph to my post & this will pretty much explain why I believe that Black families get off on the wrong start. There are plenty of white, Asian & Hispanic people who are poor but don’t commit these horrendous crimes. The gangasta, rap mentality & no Father in the home is a almost dead end for these kids.

    1. Pretty Ink says:

      There is no denial about the world we live in. I do not live in fear. Can’t speak for everyone else. Yes there are whites who live in poverty and commit these crimes. They are wealthy people that commit crimes. Like I said no matter what color the person is they commit crimes. Kidnappers, rapist, killers, robbers, come in all colors and they are not all from poor families. Just because a person grew up without a father does not mean they will turn out to be a horribke person. I will say it again don’t point fingers, just lend hands. Also, all kinds of people listen to rap. Just because one kid lived in poverty doesn’t mean that when they grow up they have to keep that cycle going.They cycle has to be broken, but those kids also need someone to help them break the cycle. Positive role models which isway they need good places to go to when their not in school.

      1. Ed says:

        This is not true. Even in similarly socioeconomic white communities crimes like this is relatively rare. I’m Black I wish black people will stop this denial and acknowledge the problem instead of citing anecdotal evidence. We make up a fraction of the population but the near majority or outright majority in state prisons across the country. Even in states with little black population (look up Vermont prison stats).

    2. David says:

      Zirk please there are plenty of white trash who commit crimes. Madoff, Wall street and the Bush Administration who used poor families as GI Joe victims. The media loves to sensationlize the crimes they think are important.

      Just to give you an example of how dangerous the media can be. John Edwards cheated on his wife while she had cancer. Newt Gingrich did the samething and in fact divorced her. He did all of this while trying to criminalize Bill Clinton from getting head. Newt Gingrich does not go through any of the drama John Edwards went through while this fat, greasy, pompous, stank ass, hypocritical slave reenacting blubber boy gets off scott free.

      Lets go and pull up the sexual pedophiles who prey on little boys and put this on the news the same way this is. You will all see it is not a racial issue but in fact how poorly our values have become as Americans. Black, white, hispanic all commit crimes because we have been brainwashed into thinking that we live in a free country and can do whatever the hell we want to do.

      1. Ed says:

        All of this nonsense means nothing to the lady lying up in the hospital or this weekends murder victims in DC, Baltimore and inner cities across America. Get a clue.

  19. Scott's County says:

    Wow! Jackson! One little misspelled word while typing out my post on my iphone and you have me living in a trailer. Well, I live in a $350k home that I own and not rent on section-8. It is you, sir, who is an uneducated moron. Stay in your ghetto, bro. I live in the county and I don’t feel like having to pack heat when I see you walking down my street. I might mistake you for one of those 15-35 year old black male criminals.

    1. David Jackson says:

      This is what makes me laugh about people like you. Sitting at a computer and telling me what you have like I could care less. A persons economic situation has nothing to do with their Education. Look at George Bush and Sarah Palin. One person who thinks because she can see Russia from Alaska she has foreign policy experience. That is how stupid you sound telling me about your personal possessions and how I fit into this age and category range. For the peoples sake pray for common sense.

      1. zirk says:

        David Jackson, Geo Bush at least paid for his so called entitlement affirmative action unlike you no count black ass monkey face & all the other niggas who got a free ride on the backs of the white taxpayers.

      2. Dinger says:

        It wasn’t Sarah Palin who said, “I can see Russia from my house”, it was Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live. If you got this quote wrong, then you really don’t know what you’re talking about regarding President Bush. It might help to get your news from somewhare other than the Make Believe Media.

  20. tomz says:

    David Jackson, ….I think you have a serious inferiority complex & it shows glaringly in your post to Scott. He spoke the facts backed by statistics. I speak fromm experience so shut your rubber lips & scrub my floors. Boy!

    1. David says:

      That is the problem you are thinking again. That is dangerous for morons like you. Go and put a hat over your head so your brain can keep warm and maybe and hopefully you will have something to add to the conversation besides 1800 comments. We are now in the year 2011 now.

  21. dar says:

    Better houses don’t make better people. One person is no better then the other, black or white. Oh and just for the info. if you read that the police are searching for a suspect in the abduction in the city, he is HISPANIC, and probably another illegal. And as far as building more prisons to put Americans to work, you are only making more jobs for the illegals! Even though I have a home, I don’t consider myself any better then the homeless. We all bleed the same.

  22. Posey says:

    I don’t care, white, black, yelow green, I always clutch my bag when someone else gets into an empty elevator with me. Its not a black/white issue. Baltimore is ranked third highest in the nation for murder and violent crimes. I am always causious!

  23. Me says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States
    This article from Wikipedia breaks it down using national data.

    1. youseff says:

      Me, Thanks for the information. Wow, 409 per 100k whites incarcerated vs almost 2,500 the same number for blacks. There you have folks. Niggas are bad for your health. David Jackson, go wrestle with a hog you coon slime ball cotton picking gin drinking popeye chicken eating porch monkey!

    2. Ed says:

      “The racial composition of the US prison and jail population as of 2008 was 60.21% (African American (non-Hispanic), 20.29% Hispanic, 13.44% White American (non-Hispanic) , and 6.06% Other (American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander American, and Multiracial American).[”
      +++++++++++++++

      Sigh it’s even worse than I thought. Blacks only make up 12% of the population but the vast majority of prisoners. The white prison population is down right miniscule.

  24. Me says:

    What I took from the article was we could all use a clean up clean out day. Crime varies from the locations we live in and I would say in any area dominated by one race over another statisically the larger race would commit more crime. When I worked a predominately white area I rarely arrested someone who was black. This worked the other way when I worked a predominately black area. We see what we want to see and our fears are born from where we live and so are our prejudices. This isn’t a judgement. If I was raped or shot by a person of a different race I would probably be fearful myself. That is how we survive to learn something by what happened to us. What happened to the woman is disgsting and what we should all be angry about is why this particular man was walking amongst us given his violent background.

  25. dar says:

    You’re right Posey, It is about Baltimore as a whole, not a color.

  26. finnery says:

    David, I like OBama, I dislike attitudes such as your coon face ape looking raisin heads that want nothing but entitlements. OBama isn’t jack s…t. The congress & Senate wield all the power. No go pick some cotton Boy or at least send your sister over here to scrub my balls.

  27. David says:

    Finnery this coon over here is going west Virginia style on both your mom and your daugther. So when they come in late tonight with cotton on their ass just know that they were picking in my field making more babies that look like president obama. Hey sorry I had to keep it in the family.

  28. finnery says:

    Davey in the Navy, each post show your frustration with White superiority. You haven’t got he I.Q. of the number of your toes. Little man your are, F….K’g Stevie wonder can even see that you Moul.