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: Virginia County Plans To Rename Lee Highway For Abolitionist
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: COVID-19 In Maryland: 5 Deaths Reported Saturday As Hospitalizations Drop Below 200
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: ‘It’s Just All Political Agenda’ Some Business Owners Criticize Mayor, City Response In Fells Point; Street Closures In Effect
Police said Powell took the wallet before leaving the scene. Officers arrested him when he returned to the scene for the phone.