Crime, Emergency Response

Police investigating robberies, assault, attempted burglary

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Police in Baltimore County are investigating a rash of disturbing local robberies, an assault, and an attempted burglary that took place over the weekend.

Many of the alleged incidents involved groups of criminals.

At just after 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, two individuals entered a residence on Control Court in Middle River (21220) via the front door and assaulted both occupants. The suspects stole one victim’s cell phone. Both suspects were identified and arrested.

Sometime between 7 and 10:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27, five individuals entered a residence in the 2100 block of Cockspur Road in Middle River (21220), where they assaulted two victims and stole one victim’s pain medication, a wallet containing cash, and both victims’ cell phones.

At 10:30 p.m. on Friday, approximately 8 to 10 individuals followed a man in the area of North Marlyn Avenue and Stemmers Run Road in Essex (21221) and assaulted him. The suspects stole property from his pockets and then fled on foot.

At 11 p.m. on Friday, three individuals assaulted a man in the 100 block of Orville Road in Essex (21221) with a knife and stole his cell phone, cash, candy, headset, and knife. The suspects then fled.


At 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, two individuals entered a residence in the 7800 block of Oakdale Avenue in Rosedale (21237) via an unlocked door. While inside, the suspects assaulted the victim and stole the victim’s cell phone.

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, a pizza delivery driver for Pizza Sauce LLC was making a delivery in the 6800 block of Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237) when a suspect used force to take food from him. Two suspects were arrested.

At just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, a man assaulted a woman in the 1300 block of Sugarwood Circle in Essex (21221) and stole an unknown amount of money from the victim’s purse.

At 1:10 a.m. on Monday, October 30, an individual unsuccessfully attempted to pry open the rear door of New Samys Liquor, located in the 7900 block of Belair Road (21236).

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