Cops seek dirtbag using Gypsy trick who robbed motorist at knife-point
(JOPPA, MD) — According to the Maryland State Police a dirtbag is using an old gypsy trick to stop a motorist he wants to rob. The smash and rob took place about 5 pm in Harford County.
Police reported the search is underway for a suspect who apparently staged a minor crash in Harford County late this afternoon and then robbed the unsuspecting victim when he pulled over to exchange information.
The suspect is described as a white male between 28 and 32 years old, with a crew cut and reddish beard with no mustache. He was driving a gray Mazda, with unknown registration.
The victim, a 42-year-old man from Bel Air, Maryland, told troopers from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack that at about 5:00 p.m. today, he was southbound on Harford Road prior to Rt. 152, when he stopped in traffic. He said his vehicle was bumped from behind by the driver of the Mazda.
The victim and suspect pulled their vehicles to the shoulder of southbound Harford Road, presumably to exchange information. The victim said the suspect pulled a folding knife and demanded his wallet. After taking the victim’s wallet, the suspect fled the area in his gray Mazda.
Criminal investigators from the State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Northern Region responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Troopers are requesting anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have information regarding the suspect to contact Senior Trooper T. Leubecker at the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack, at 410-879-2101.