The man who robbed a Towson Toys-R-Us pleaded guilty to that January robbery and two others, according to U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein’s office. It seems he took the idea of “boxing himself in” a little further.
According to the authorities’ account, Elbert Crump walked into the Toys-R-Us on Putty Hill Ave. on Jan. 21, and ordered eight cashiers to empty their registers. But people who were in the store called 911, leaving him unwilling to leave after police arrived outside the store.
In order to hide inside the store, Crump asked two customers to help, and gave them $400. He then climbed into a large box on a shelf. In the meantime, the customers left the store and told police where Crump was hiding. Canines and tactical units quickly located him. The gun and $1,650 were later located in a bag.
Video recordings also determined that Crump robbed the Dollar Tree on Joppa Road, and Gino’s Burgers and Chicken earlier that week. At Gino’s, Crump hit the manager in the head with a gun during the robbery.
If a judge accepts his plea agreement, Crump will get 20 years in prison.
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