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Dundalk Crime: Armed Robberies at Royal Farms, High's

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Recent crimes in Dundalk included armed robberies at the Royal Farms store on N. Dundalk Avenue and the High's store on Broening Road, according to North Point Precinct 12's crime log:

October 27: First-degree arson, 200 block of Patapsco Avenue, 21222

At 4:18 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the victim's home by unknown means and set a fire inside the home. The victim came home and called 911 when she discovered the fire.

October 27: Fourth-degree burglary, 3900 North Point Boulevard, 21224

At 3:56 a.m., an employee was sleeping inside Terry's Auto Service when he heard a noise outside. He observed a man pushing tires across the business lot. The suspect fled on foot when he saw the employee. He fled in a vehicle driven by a second suspect. Both suspects are men.

October 25: Armed robbery-gun, unit block of N. Dundalk Avenue, 21222

At 4:09 a.m., a man armed with a gun entered the Royal Farms store and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with money from the register. The suspect is a male, 18 to 19 years old, 5'6", 150 pounds with a thin build.

October 24: Armed robbery - gun, 6800 block of Broening Road, 21222

At 11:44 p.m., two suspects entered the High's store. One was armed with a knife and the other displayed a gun. The suspects took money and the employee's cell phone and fled on foot. Both suspects are males.

October 24 to October 25: First-degree burglary, 7200 block of Gough Street, 21224

Between 10:10 p.m. on October 24 and 8:27 a.m. on October 25, an unknown suspect climbed onto the victim's roof and entered the bedroom through an unlocked window. Handguns, jewelry, and gun accessories were taken.

Source: Baltimore County Police Department Precinct 12 Police Blotter

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PerryHallParent November 05, 2012 at 11:18 AM
What used to be a hard-working town, full of caring, busy families has now turned into a trashed wasteland of drugs and crime. All one has to do is read the stories of the mounting crime and drive through there to see the way it's turning into a mini Baltimore City. Very sad.
DHAMMER November 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Scum has no respect for personnel property,life and the Law.Protect yourself,keep alert and by all means arm yourself with any sort of weapon.The Police can't get to you in flash mode.
joe P November 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM
No idea what race these armed robbers are.PC what a joke
Rick Solimini November 05, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Its nearing the holidays,some are getting very desperate instead of looking for ajob no matter what it is.Its an honest days pay instead of threatening peoples lives.Its time to step up and keep trash out. Keep Dundalk, a very safe,respectable town
Marge Neal (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Joe, I've discussed Patch's description policy here before. If you want to know race, the Precinct 12 website does include it and the link is included at the end of the roundup. —Marge
Erika Murray November 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM
It is sad... because we all know that Perry Hall (a mere 10 minute drive up the road)is so much safer, right? This is still Baltimore, a major metro city. Crime happens here just like it does in every other major city.
Chillin November 06, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Ms. Neal, why does Patch's policy not prohibit you and the other editors from noting the suspects gender? Don't you think that including the gender stigmatizes millions of males in this country, since more times than not a male is mentioned in these reports? Why must you include this useless information? Does this information help solve the crime?
Chillin November 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
So in other words, the Patch wants you to report only some of the facts. The ones that may hurt someone's feelings are prohibited?
PerryHallParent November 12, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Well Erika, I grew up in the city and my old neighborhood, where I used to walk around freely with not a care in the world has blue light cameras, drug dealers, weekly shootings and murders. Perry Hall was the safe "escape route" back in the 80s. I bought my first house in Dundalk and it too was a safe neighborhood and slowly, crime started increasing, bringing first robberies and assaults, then more frightening and escalating crimes. Bought my second house in Perry Hall and I certainly feel safer now than I did in Dundalk. Crime happens in Dundalk far more often and with far worse ferocity than it does here. Unfortunately, people coming here from other areas via bus and stolen vehicles (just quoting the news) are perpetrating violent crime into this area little by little now. So you are right, crime happens everywhere. Dundalk is not Baltimore city or I never would have moved there. It is considered county and in some places, suburban.
Al Day November 26, 2012 at 06:44 PM
If it is any consolation neighborhoods all over this nation are reeling from the same problems and decay. No jobs, jobs exported to china and other places has led our young to this hopelessness and poor behavior. Without chance of ever getting ahead and being successful the human spirit is being diminished to this base product. The answer is jobs and careers so that these disenfranchised become invested in the community rather than what we see too often.
Al Day November 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Rick in case you haven't noticed the unemployment rate (the real one) is over 20%. Seeking employment will not feed people. Bringing jobs back will. Stop the 'free trade' non-sense, put tarriffs on foreign goods to equal more than what it would cost to make it here and pay the national debt with the proceeds. Jobs will come back, people will prosper and be a part of the community again instead of thugs. Sure there will always be some who are outlaws, but the majority will find work as a solution to their needs (both financial and moral). This stuff is widespread and all across the country. And moving to Perry Hall isn't going to solve the problem. If my memory serves me there was a school shooting there not long ago.

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