Case Closed: 5 Charged in Seven Courts iPod Robbery
Police said they connected the Perry Hall street robbery on March 15 to another robbery outside White Marsh Mall on March 17.
Police said they have charged five teenage males in a street robbery in Perry Hall on March 15. Investigators closed the case on March 26 after connecting the incident to another robbery reported outside White Marsh Mall on March 17.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on March 15, a 13-year-old Perry Hall boy was approached by three teenage boys near the corner of Plantagenet Circle and Seven Courts Drive, according to a police report.
The suspects asked to use the boy's cell phone. After discovering the victim did not have a cell phone, they tackled him and took an iPod from him, the police report stated.
A similar incident was reported in White Marsh, two days later, police said.
At about 10 p.m. on March 17, a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, both from Middle River, were robbed and assaulted in the White Marsh Mall parking lot along the 8200 block of Perry Hall Blvd., according to a police report.
A group of teenagers approached the boys, punched one of them, and stole an iPod and cell phone from them, the police report showed.
Police connected the Seven Courts and White Marsh Mall robberies as part of their investigation, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville police precinct.
Between March 19 and March 23, police arrested and charged five teenage males from Parkville—a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old, two 16-year-olds and another whose age was unknown—in the Seven Courts robbery, Dorsey said.
The investigation was closed on March 26, he added.
Capt. Michael Balog of the White Marsh precinct called the arrests an example of the White Marsh precinct and the Parkville precinct sharing information to close cases.