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Teens Face Charges in Bike Theft from Target

In separate incidents, three men were arrested in connection with the robbery of a man in Glen Burnie on Saturday and a 50-year-old man was taken to the Shock Trauma Center with a life-threatening head injury on Sunday.

Glen Burnie: Burglary arrests

Anne Arundel County police arrested two Glen Burnie 14-year-old boys after security personnel reportedly saw three suspects in the process of stealing bicycles from the store Friday night.

The teens were charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property and released into their parents custody. Police continue to determine the identity of the third suspect.

According to a police press release, officers responded to the Target store located in the located in the 7900 block of Nolpark Court around 11:45 p.m. Friday for a reported burglary in process after being alerted by security surveillance personnel.

When they arrived, officers saw the three suspects leaving the store with one of them on a bicycle. Officers, K-9 units and an aviation unit set up a perimeter to search for the suspects and a K-9 unit located one of them in the wooded area between Nolpark Court and Phirne Road. He was taken into custody and police found the stolen bicycle behind Krammer Court.

Police said another K-9 unit tracked the scent of a suspect toward the rear of the Greentree Apartment complex and spoke with a witness who said a suspect fled the area toward the rear of the complex. Officers located a suspect at an address they uncovered during the investigation.

Glen Burnie: Armed robbery arrests

Police arrested three men Saturday night in connection with an armed robbery  in Glen Burnie.

Matthew Raymond Custis, 18, of the 200 block of 6th Avenue SE in Glen Burnie; Darren Jamal Orenton Sedgwick, 22, of the 100 block of Faywood Court in Glen Burnie; and Brandon Scott Constantine, 20, of the 7800 block of Walnut Grove Road in Severn were charged with armed robbery, robbery, theft less than $1,000 and first- and second-degree assault, according to online court documents.

According to a police press release, officers responded to the area of Griffith Road and 6th Avenue SE at about 11:10 p.m. Saturday for a reported robbery. Officers spoke with the victim, a 23-year-old man, who said he was in the area when two men in a vehicle drove up beside him.

He told police that one of the men pointed a handgun at him and demanded his wallet. The victim reportedly complied and the the suspects drove toward Hamlen Road. After broadcasting a description of the suspect's vehicle to police, the men were stopped within minutes a short distance away, police said.

Police arrested the two men in the vehicle. An investigation led to the arrest of a third man, who police initially thought was a witness to the crime, for his involvement in the robbery.

Linthicum: Fall

Crews responded at 5:34 p.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Hawthorne Lane, where they found a 50-year-old man who had fallen down some steps and hit his head, said Anne Arundel County fire spokesman Capt. James Rostek.

He was sent by ambulance to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore with a serious and life-threatening head injury.

Odenton Patch Editor Tim Lemke contributed to this report.

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Phillip February 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I remember when I was a teenager and had my bicycle stolen from the parking lot of a store when it was locked up. The thieves had no clue that the only way for me to get the 3 miles to work was on a bicycle. Considering they stole my bicycle and I never saw it again, I started walking to work because I didn't have the cash to buy another one at the time. I hope that someone steps into their life and gets them on the right path for life. 14 years old and already stealing is not the way to start a life that is so precious.

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