GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WJZ) — Police in Anne Arundel County managed to track down a robbery suspect because he dropped his cell phone at the crime scene.
Eric Powell, Jr., 21, of Severn, is facing several charges including robbery and assault.READ MORE: Maryland Women's Basketball Opens Season Ranked No. 4 In AP Poll; Men's Team Ranked No. 21
Police were called to the 7-Eleven in the 770 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie around 11:30 p.m. Saturday for a reported robbery.READ MORE: Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley To Undergo Season-Ending Ankle Surgery
The victim told investigators Powell asked for money, and when he took his wallet out, a struggle ensued. That’s when police believe Powell dropped his phone.MORE NEWS: Edgewood Man Charged With Murder In Deadly Harford County Shooting
Police said Powell took the wallet before leaving the scene. Officers arrested him when he returned to the scene for the phone.