Crime, Police/Fire

Police searching for two young girls involved in Baltimore County kidnapping

UPDATE 2: Robert Vicosa, Tia Bynum, and their two young daughters have all been found dead.

UPDATE: The manhunt has ended with a car crash in Ringgold, MD and Robert Vicosa has been found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  No further information is available at this time.

Original story below…


COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Police are searching for two young girls who they say were involved in a kidnapping in Baltimore County.

Authorities say Robert Vicosa, a former member of the Baltimore County Police Department, committed the kidnapping that occurred in the Cockeysville area.

Vicosa was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and accompanied by Tia Bynum and the two girls.

Police say Vicosa and Bynum are wanted and considered armed and dangerous .

“The safety of the children is a priority,” authorities said on Thursday morning.

Police are actively following up on multiple leads in this case.

“Do the right thing, Robert. Bring them back.”

That was the plea York Area Regional Police Lt. Ken Schollenberger made to Robert Vicosa in a news conference Wednesday morning, according to the York Daily Record.

Police say Vicosa, who worked for the Baltimore County Police Department for nearly 20 years, violently attacked his estranged wife over the weekend and took the couple’s young daughters. Giana Vicosa is 7 years old and Aaminah is 6 years old.

Police Chief Melissa Hyatt will be joining members of the York Area Regional Police Command staff at 11 a.m. on Thursday for a news conference in York, PA in reference to the crimes Robert Vicosa and Tia Bynum have committed over the past seven days.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Additional information is available below.

Robert Vicosa Tia Bynum Wanted

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