From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Harford County Sheriff Office Detectives are currently investigating three armed robberies from this weekend.
The first armed robbery occurred on January 23, 2015 in the 1200 block of Main Street in Darlington. At approximately 11:13 pm, 3 black males and 1 white male entered the High’s store, each wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. Two of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerks. The store employees complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The suspects fled on foot and headed in the direction of Conowingo Road.
The second incident occurred shortly before 10:00 pm on January 25th, in the 2100 block of Pulaski Highway. Deputies were called to the scene of an armed robbery and reported shooting. Upon arrival, the victim, a 49 year old male, was found to have been shot in the neck with a small caliber weapon, which could have been a pellet or BB gun, creating a superficial wound. Deputies learned that the two suspects, called for a cab ride from Edgewater Drive, in Edgewood; when the driver went to drop off the suspects on Magnolia Woods Court, the suspects displayed a weapon and demanded money. The victim complied, but was fired at by the suspects, before they fled the scene. The suspects were identified, by deputies, as Amber Marie Parks, age 20 and Timothy Antonio Parland, age 26, both of Edgewood. Parks and Parland were taken into custody on January 26, 2015 and transported to the Harford County Detention Center where they are awaiting an initial appearance before a commissioner.
The third incident occurred at approximately 12:05 am on January 26th, and resulted in two arrests. Deputies were called to the 900 block of Rumsey Place in Joppa, MD in reference the report of an armed robbery. It was determined that two victims, male age 28 and female age 29, were sitting in their car when they were approached by one suspect. The suspect approached the driver’s side and demanded the contents of the female victim’s purse. After canvassing the area, two suspects, identified as Briondre R. Gaines, 23 from Edgewood, and Khalil Terraine Scruggs, age 21 of Havre de Grace, were located, by deputies and taken into custody. Both were charged with robbery with a firearm, theft, and assault. Detectives are still working to locate the third suspect who fled on foot. Gaines is being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bail, and Scruggs is being held on $100,000 bail.
At this time, these incidents do not appear to be connected. These investigations are ongoing and detectives are seeking any information to help identify any of these suspects or anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the area. Anonymous qualifying tips submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest and indictment for these felony crimes may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Call 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text CRIMES(274637) Begin text with MCS then add your tip. All information will be kept confidential.