BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — WJZ spoke exclusively Thursday with the victim of a carjacking at the hands of a Baltimore County police sergeant and a former officer who are suspected in a multi-state crime spree.
Police said the man was carjacked Wednesday afternoon in Cockeysville by Robert Vicosa, a former officer accused of kidnapping his children from their Pennsylvania home, and Tia Bynum, a police sergeant and friend of Vicosa’s.READ MORE: Police Identify Baltimore Officer Who Killed Barbershop Shooting Suspect
Vicosa, his 6- and 7-year-old daughters Aaminah and Giana, and Bynum were all found dead Thursday afternoon in western Maryland, sources told WJZ.
In an exclusive interview with WJZ, the man said he was carjacked after leaving work in Cockeysville, where he details cars. The man couldn’t share much, but he expressed concerns for the safety of Vicosa’s children.
“I’m just a little tired,” the man said. “I’m worried about the babies, those beautiful little girls.”
Vicosa’s daughters had been missing for four days after the former officer allegedly attacked his estranged wife at the family’s Pennsylvania home and held her captive before fleeing with the children.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Mayor Brandon Scott To Make Fourth ARPA Investment Announcement
The children’s disappearance prompted a massive search stretching from Pennsylvania to Maryland for Vicosa, who was wanted on a list of charges including kidnapping, armed carjacking and assault.
Investigators suspect the former officer was aided by Bynum, a police sergeant who was suspended from duty after the Baltimore County Police Department learned of her involvement.
Police on Thursday announced that Vicosa and Bynum had allegedly carjacked a man in Cockeysville at gunpoint Wednesday and forced him to drive them around the Baltimore area before letting him go.
Speaking at the news conference, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said investigators were focused on bringing the children home safely. She pleaded with Bynum to do the right thing.
“Tia, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of Gianna and Aaminah,” Hyatt said. “Please, get these two innocent and precious children to a safe location. You can drop them off at a public safety facility or any other safe location with a responsible adult to care for them. Their wellbeing and safety is everyone’s priority.”MORE NEWS: Hogan: Concern But No Need For Lockdowns In Maryland Over Dangerous Omicron Covid Variant
Vicosa was fired from the Baltimore County Police Department in August. According to a police union newsletter, he was accused of sleeping on the job, insubordination and conduct unbecoming of an officer.