From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
On Friday, March 11, 2011 at approximately 1:20pm, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call involving a robbery that occurred in the 2600 block of Smallwood Drive in Abingdon, MD, which began at approximately 10:30am, lasting approximately three hours.
The victim, Tina Marie Janouris, age 52, of the 2600 block of Smallwood Drive in Abingdon, MD told deputies that at approximately 10:30am, she answered the front door of her home expecting her mother. Instead, she was confronted by a white male wearing a ski mask that along with a second white male wearing a ski mask forced their way into her home with a handgun and demanded cash. Unable to meet their demands, the victim, Janouris, was then forced, by gunpoint, to drive her own vehicle to her local bank located at the corner of Emmorton Rd and Bel Air South Parkway. She then entered the bank alone and withdrew the amount of cash requested by the suspect. The second suspect remained behind in the victim’s home during this period.
After withdrawing the cash from the bank, Janouris was then forced, by gunpoint, to drive her vehicle to Hidden Ridge Terrace in the Box Hill South area of Abingdon, MD. Upon stopping her vehicle, the suspect exited her car and departed in a red older boxy style jeep Cherokee with a black stripe on the side and a white rear bumper, which was being driven by a third suspect.
Janouris then drove back to her home, where she found her mother, who had just arrived at the house located in the 2600 block Smallwood Drive, Abingdon, MD. Ms Janouris screamed to a neighbor to call 911 as both her cell phone and home phone were disabled during the robbery. Ms Janouris did not require medical treatment at the time of the incident. Preliminary investigation indicates at this time, the robbery does not appear to be a random act and that perhaps the victim was targeted.
Harford County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle described in the getaway – A red boxy style jeep Cherokee with a thick black stripe located along the lower sides of the vehicle, a white rear bumper and window tint that was peeling off the rear driver’s side window. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Chris Sergent at 410-836-5428.
Anyone with information regarding the crime wishing to remain anonymous may report their information through the following methods listed below. Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for up to $ 2,000.00 in rewards.
Website/Email: Submit a tip online at http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted
Text message: Metro Crime Stoppers: Text “CRIMES” (274637)
Begin the message “MCS,” then add the information.
Phone: Harford Crime Solvers: Call 1-888-540-8477