Two robberies—one successful, one attempted—were reported within half an hour of each other Sunday in Maryland City, according to Anne Arundel County police.
The first occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Corridor Marketplace, police said.
The victim, a 24-year-old woman, told officers she had been walking in a parking lot when two suspects approached her from behind. One allegedly pushed her to the ground before the pair grabbed her purse and ran off.
No injuries were sustained. Police said a canvass of the area turned up no suspects.
The second incident took place around 8:54 p.m. in the 100 block of Ertter Drive.
The victims—a 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old male, and a 19-year-old male—told police that two suspects approached them as they were standing in the entrance to an apartment building hallway and demanded that they hand over their valuables.
One of the suspects allegedly struck the 16-year-old in the face with a handgun, police said, but the three victims were able to flee into the building without surrendering any property.
Patrol and K-9 units searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The 16-year-old was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.
Police provided the following descriptions of the suspects in the latter incident:
- Suspect #1: Black male in his late teens; approximately 5’7”, 150 pounds with a light complexion; wearing a dark gray jacket with a white emblem over the left breast pocket, black pants, black gloves and a full black ski mask with a hoodie pulled over it
- Suspect #2: Black male; approximately 5’9”, 150 pounds; wearing a black coat and a full black ski mask with a black hoodie pulled over it
Police are asking anyone with information on either incident to contact Metro Crime Stoppers 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-7LOCKUP, texting “MCS" plus your message to CRIMES (274637), or visiting the MCS website.
Phone calls are not recorded and callers can remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.