Baltimore County police have officially downgraded a report of an armed robbery outside White Marsh Mall from earlier this month. Investigators now believe the incident "did not occur," said Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.
A teenage victim originally told police that two males—one holding a handgun—stole cash and a cell phone from him in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Blvd. at about 11:20 p.m. on May 17. Several police officers and a helicopter responded that night in search of suspects.
Police later discovered that the victim and alleged suspects—all teenagers—knew each other. Mall video surveillance footage also did not support the victim's claimed location, Brooks said.
The victim also has stopped cooperating with police. There are no plans to arrest or charge anyone involved in the incident and it has been classified by police as a "non-criminal event," according to Brooks.
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