Anne Arundel Police Beat: 84-year-old pizza driver robbed in high-crime area by 3 armed thugs


Anne Arundel Police Beat84-year-old pizza driver robbed in high-crime area by three armed thugs

SEVERN, MD.   Three punks who have likely been on welfare and stealing from those who work and pay taxes for their entire lives preyed on a man who police say is only 16 years away from being one hundred years old while he was delivering pizza to a local ghetto.

Police report that on May 16, 2015, at approximately 7:43 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the 8200 block of Kilmory Court in Severn for a report of an armed robbery of a citizen.

On scene officers learned that the victim, an 84-year-old male delivery driver from Pizza Hut, was attempting to make a delivery outside of a residence when three male suspects surrounded him. Two of the suspects pointed handguns at him and demanded the pizzas and any cash. The suspects fled on foot north from the location with money and the order. Multiple officers along with K-9 and Aviation searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. District detectives were notified and responded to assist with investigation. The victim was not injured in this event.

Suspects: Three black males in their late teens, wearing all black with hoodies


It’s Parr for the course of this armed robbery!

CROFTON, MD. — On Sunday, March 20, 2015, at approximately 9:18 p.m., officers from Western District responded to the area of Revere Court and Nantucket Drive in Crofton for report of an armed robbery of a citizen that just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with the 32-year-old male victim, who advised he had just arrived home and was walking to his house from his car when two suspects approached him from behind and demanded money and property.

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While one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim, the second suspect began taking personal property from the victim’s pockets including the victim’s wallet.   After retrieving the property, both suspects fled the area on foot towards Nantucket Road.   Responding officers, including K-9, conducted a canvass of the area but were unable to locate the suspects.  The victim was unharmed.

The Western District Detective Unit assumed the investigation at this time.  Shortly after the robbery, the investigation revealed that the victim’s credit cards were used at local businesses.  Detectives obtained surveillance video from the store and were able to obtain video images of one of the suspects and the suspect vehicle.  An attempt to identify flyer was disseminated via the department’s Facebook page and to other members of the police department.

On March 29, 2015, an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle that matched the suspect description and initiated an investigative traffic stop on the vehicle. The officer took photographs of the vehicle and forwarded the information to detectives.

Through various investigative means, detectives were then able to develop several suspects and through multiple interviews, were able to identify and arrest a suspect for the armed robbery. The suspect was interviewed and admitted to his involvement in the robbery.  Additionally, the suspect’s DNA was matched with evidence recovered at the crime scene.

On May 1, 2015, the suspect was charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft less than $100, Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. The identity of the second suspect is still unknown at this time.  The investigation is active and continues.

Suspect: Christopher Parr, 29, of 7534 Old Stage Road, Glen Burnie, Md


Bruce Crandell Jr. posing as utility worker  charged with stripping wiring from highway lights

GLEN BURNIE, MD. — On May 16, 2015, at 6:28 a.m., Northern District officers responded to the area of Route 10 near the Ordnance Road exit for a report of a suspicious man tampering with the wiring from the electric lights lining the highway.

Responding officers located a man wearing a reflective vest and hardhat. He was in possession of approximately 465 feet of wiring that had been removed from the lights. Investigation revealed that he did not have permission to be on the property or to remove the wiring. He was arrested and charged with theft and destruction to property. The wiring was recovered and returned to the State Highway Administration. State Highway crews estimated that it will cost at least $2,200 to replace the wires.

Suspect: Bruce Edward Crandell Jr., 21, of 115 Ilene Road, Glen Burnie, Md