Police have arrested a young Baltimore man in connection with an armed robbery outside of White Marsh Mall.
After police found him driving a stolen vehicle, Joseph Charles Williams, 18, was charged on Oct. 16 with several counts related to the robbery, according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, a 20-year-old man was walking toward his vehicle in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Boulevard when another man in his 20s approached him and started making conversation, according to a police report.
When they reached the center of the parking lot, two additional men in their 20s approached the victim. Together, the three men struck the victim with their fists and knocked him to the ground. As the victim returned to his feet, one of the men held a knife to his throat. The other men then removed the victim's wallet, which held $80. They removed $60 from the wallet and returned the wallet and $20 to the victim before driving away from the scene, the police report showed.
Based on the victim's description of the vehicle, police identified the vehicle as stolen. The Warrant Apprehension Task Force, a joint effort of Baltimore County and Baltimore City police, found the vehicle on Oct. 16 with Williams inside, Brooks said.
Investigators then arrested Williams and identified him as the man who threatened the victim with a knife outside of White Marsh Mall, Brooks said.
Williams, of the 7100 block of Reisterstown Road, has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft of less than $100, use of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, theft of more than $10,000 and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, online court records show.
As of Thursday, Williams was being held on $250,000 bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to Brooks.