With help from investigators from multiple police agencies, as well the FBI’s Baltimore field office, police say they’ve halted a three-month spree of armed robberies targeting stores around Baltimore City and Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Police announced today that three men—Dontrell Eric Glover, 27, of Franklin Square; Milek Anton Rankin, 25, of Shipley Hill; and Marquis Davon Moore, 32, of Irvington—were arrested for allegedly carrying out a haul of 76 robberies in the area. Fifty-four happened in the city limits, 18 in Baltimore County and at least four others in Anne Arundel County, police said.
In most of those cases, the trio would wear masks, enter businesses in the early evening hours, show handguns and then take cash and store merchandise before fleeing, Baltimore County police said.
Police say the spree began on Nov. 28, 2018, in the 6300 block of York Road at a GameStop in a Towson shopping center, and it ended this past Friday at a McDonald’s in the 6000 block of Liberty Road in Lochearn. Per a release, detectives responded after the McDonald’s incident and soon after found the suspects filling up their car at a gas station just inside the city’s in the 2000 block of N. Forest Park Avenue.
Rankin and Glover ran when detectives approached the car, though police soon after caught up with them with help from K-9s and a helicopter, police said. Moore, meanwhile, drove away and fled into Howard County, where police “lost sight” of the car for some time. Eventually officers found it parked in a complex of townhouses in Daystar Court in Columbia, and Howard County police helped take Moore into custody.
Police are still investigating other cases, in addition to the dozens of aforementioned robberies.
“Seventy-six robberies they’re responsible for,” outgoing Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan said at a press conference today. “That’s a lot of robberies, and a lot of potential for harm to people.”
Sheridan was joined by Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, FBI Field Office Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Jennifer Moore and other law enforcement brass. Detectives from BPD worked with Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County police on the investigation, with help from the FBI, they said.
“I’ve already seen in my short time here that the BPD has great law enforcement partners at all levels—the local, state and federal levels—and I can’t overstate how important that is,” said Harrison, who began in his post three weeks ago, and is up for his first of two hearings before Baltimore City Council members tomorrow.
Moore said the arrests “will send a strong message to those who wish to wreak havoc in our community and make it a less safe place to live.”
Glover, Rankin and Moore have each been charged with two counts of armed robbery, robbery and first-degree assault, and additional charges are pending, police say. All three are being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center.
All three suspects are being held without bail following review hearings yesterday.
Neither Moore nor Rankin had attorneys listed with their names in court records Tuesday. Baltimore Fishbowl has left a message seeking comment from Glover’s listed attorney, Arthur Frank.
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