From the Aberdeen Police Department:
Aberdeen MD – On 5-9-12 officers from the Aberdeen Police Department responded to the Panera Bread Restaurant in the Mars Shopping Plaza for a reported armed robbery.
A male subject entered the establishment, produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
After a lengthy investigation detectives were able to identify a suspect, and an arrest and search and seizure warrant were obtained. On 10-12-12 members of the Aberdeen Police SWAT team and Criminal Investigation Section executed the search and seizure warrant at a residence on the 300 block of Post Road in the City.
John Timothy Lacotti 37, of the 300 block of Post Road has been arrested and charged with armed robbery, robbery, assault first and second degree and use of a firearm during a felony. Lacotti is awaiting a bond review.
A handgun was recovered during the search of the residence.