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Police Press Release - January 28, 2022

Western District
Armed Robbery / Laurel

On January 27, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the Metro PCS located at 3533 Laurel-Fort Meade Road for a hold-up alarm. When officers arrived, they learned that a suspect entered the business, forced an employee to a back room by gunpoint, and demanded currency/products belonging to the business. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of both. No injuries were reported, and Robbery Unit detectives are investigating. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.


A thin build, light-skinned black male approximately 5-10 to 6 feet tall.

Western District
Burglary Arrest / Hanover

On January 27, 2022, officers responded to Artwell's Body Art in Hanover for a burglary. A suspect smashed a glass display case and stole approximately $42,000.00 worth of merchandise. A suspect matching the description was seen by detectives leaving the scene in a taxi. The cab was stopped and the passenger inside the vehicle was positively identified as the suspect. The suspect was arrested and the merchandise was recovered.


Thomas Brown
Columbia, Maryland

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