Royal Farms store robbed, body shop burglarized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating a commercial robbery and burglary that were reported this week.

At just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, an individual entered the Royal Farms store located in the 8800-block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237).  The suspect displayed a knife and stole cash, then fled in a vehicle.

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Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, an individual stole a golf cart with tools from the lot of the Putty Hill Body Shop, located in the 8200-block of Belair Road (21236).  The fence was damaged but the golf cart was later recovered.

Suspect wanted for robbery, assault, and theft

Brandon FloydPolice are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a wanted individual.

Brandon Floyd has been identified as the suspect in at least ten cases of robbery, theft, and assault across Baltimore County, dating back to mid-May. He is also linked to additional cases in Pennsylvania. Floyd is last known to have struck in Baltimore County on Tuesday, June 26.

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Floyd typically strikes convenience stores during the overnight hours, including Royal Farms and 7-Eleven, loitering around the store for a short time before approaching the counter and demanding cigarettes or simply walking behind the counter and taking them. He has also stolen merchandise during the afternoons from Walmart, Rite Aid, Game Stop, and a liquor store.

Brandon Floyd is easily recognizable with a number of tattoos on his face, including a swirl between his eyebrows, two tear drops under his right eye, two vertical parallel lines above and below his right eye, and “Danielle” written in cursive on the right side of his neck.

Detectives are asking that anyone with information on Brandon Floyd’s whereabouts contact police at 410-307-2020.

Robberies reported at Perry Hall liquor store, Parkville Royal Farms

police-lightsPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported over the weekend.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, and 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, an individual entered the construction site of Honeygo Elementary School in the 4800 block of Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128) and removed spools of electrical wire.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Thursday and 9:30 a.m. on Friday, an individual cut the telephone and cable wires at the Swan Song Spirits store, located in the 9600 Belair Road in Perry Hall (21128). The suspect broke into the store and stole cash from the register.

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At 2:40 p.m. on Friday, an individual entered the Royal Farms store located in the 2700 block of Taylor Avenue in Parkville (21234). The suspect went behind the counter, displayed a handgun, removed cash from the register, and then fled.

At 9:30 p.m. on Friday, an individual entered the Perry Hall Liquors store, located in the 8600 block of Belair Road (21236), displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then fled the scene.

Rosedale Royal Farms robbed, man robbed in Middle River

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two robberies that were reported this week.

At just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, two armed individuals entered the 7-Eleven located in the 6400 block of Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237), stole cash and cigarettes, and then fled on foot.

At 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, a man was assaulted by several individuals on Whitethorn Way in Middle River (21220). During the assault, the man’s cell phone was stolen.

Joppa group lands winning $50K Powerball ticket

Powerball-26_2-Edit_webA group of friends that gathers often over coffee and Maryland Lottery tickets is still celebrating the $50,000 third-tier Powerball prize they won last month.

Many members of the “Powerball 26” group have played Powerball and Mega Millions together for 10 years.

The Harford County group “CEO,” Earl Marsh Jr., said he usually purchases their Powerball quick-pick tickets from a Lottery retailer other than their new lucky store, the Royal Farms store located at 500 Joppa Farm Road in Joppa.

“I was thinking about the fact that the Royal Farms store had sold two Cash4Life winning tickets a while back,” the retiree told Lottery officials. “I decided to get our tickets from there that day, and I’m glad I did.”

When Earl checked the tickets from the May 2 drawing at a Lottery retailer, he “saw a lot of zeros!” He also decided to check the ticket using the Lottery app on his phone.

“That’s when I realized we missed the big one by one number,” he said, while claiming the prize at Lottery headquarters with two members of the group, Gary Sullivan and Joe Moore Jr.

“When he told me we won, I had to see for myself,” said Joe. “I scanned the ticket on my phone and then rebooted my phone before checking again. I just couldn’t believe it.”

Two members of the group of 24 had entered twice, making the prize a 26-way split. After taxes, each check is worth $1,293. One lucky player had just joined the group prior to the big win.

The Powerball jackpot is on a roll and set for $105 million for the Saturday, June 9 drawing. The cash option is $63.1 million.