From Maryland State Police:
A Baltimore teenager was charged as a adult by Maryland State Police criminal investigators Monday after his role in an armed robbery over the holiday weekend.
Donnell Corey Baker, 17, of the 5000 block of The Alameda, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and theft under $1,000. He remanded to the Harford County Detention Center late Monday in lieu of a $150,000 bond following an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
Troopers from the Maryland State Police – Bel Air Barrack “D” responded to the BP Gas Station at 2201 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, Maryland 21040 for the report of an armed robbery shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Upon the arrival of troopers, the victim stated he posted an advertisement on Craigslist in an effort to sell two video game consoles. The victim told troopers he was contacted by a potential buyer via telephone; they exchanged several text messages to broker the deal. When the victim met the buyer and another subject at the gas station, they presented a counterfeit $50 bill and took possession of a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox One. The victim, who realized he was short-changed and the money was counterfeit, confronted the buyer and his associate. The buyer and his associate brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim. No injuries were reported; the suspects fled in a white sedan.
On Sunday, the victim provided additional information concerning the suspect, which resulted in Criminal Enforcement Division investigators identifying Baker as the gunman. An arrest warrant charging Baker as an adult was obtained by CED investigators, following consultation with the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team arrested Baker at a relative’s residence in 5000 block of The Alameda without incident. CED investigators obtained a search and seizure warrant for the residence, which resulted in the recovery of the victim’s Xbox One gaming system and a loaded small caliber revolver described by the victim.
The investigation continues.