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2 Abducted, Robbed in Roland Park

A gang of three men armed with handguns forced two residents into a car.

Armed robbers attacked two residents in Roland Park early Wednesday morning.

Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman, said at about 2 a.m. a 40-year-old woman was returning home from work in the unit block of Upland Road when three robbers forced her into a car.

The robbers, all armed with handguns, took her to a nearby ATM and forced her to withdraw money before releasing her on Roland Avenue.

A short time later the robbers, driving a silver four door Dodge Stratus, spotted a 19-year-old man riding a bike in the 5500 block of Roland Avenue and forced him to crash.

The robbers got out of the car under the pretense of helping the man, but then forced him into the car and demanded an ATM card. When the man said he did not have a card the robbers took other property before releasing him unharmed.

Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, the Northern District commander, said that police are increasing patrols in the area, and are asking residents to be vigilant of any suspicious activity.

"We’re increasing patrols because we’d like to nail the perpetrators," Tapp-Harper said.

She added that officers have not seen any other robberies fitting these crimes descriptions in the district.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies is encouraged to call the Northern District at (410) 396-2455. If residents see anything suspicious they’re urged to call 911.    

d b hutton October 25, 2012 at 03:28 AM
WBAL-TV news inaccurately reported that this happened at Upnor and North Charles Street. It was at Upland and Roland. Wrong neighborhood.
c Cortright October 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM
the photo does not look like Roland avenue.
Adam Bednar (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM
As is noted in the caption it's a file photo of a previous incident.
SYLVAN FINKELSTEIN October 25, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I.M SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT ROLAND PARK IS SO IMPORTANT,AND THE COPS FROM NORTHERN TAKE CARE OF THESE PEOPLE RIGHT AWAY,I RESIDE IN HAMPDEN AND MANY TIMES WE HAD TO CALL THE COPS ,GUESS WHAT,THESE IDIOTS NEVER SHOW UP FOR OUR PROBLEMS ,SO LET THEM ALL STAY IN ROYAL FARMS AND THE SEVEN ELEVEN,THATS WHERE THEY DO THEIR BEST WORK,HIDING
Angela Shirey November 01, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Apples fritters and the coffee are the bomb there, lmao
Angela Shirey November 01, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Its the safest place in the city!!!

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