Two charged with shooting armored car guard, taking $140,000, may be linked to similar robberies
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Show Caption Hide Caption Suspects in armored-car heist may be linked More than $1 million may have been stolen from an armored car in Baltimore, but it’s still unclear if the robbers were associates of an armored-car heist that occurred more than a year ago. (Dec. 16)
WASHINGTON – Two men, charged with robbing an armored van Wednesday afternoon, may be connected to another armored-car heist in January 2016, authorities say.
The men – Michael L. King, 20, of the District, and Joshua Patrick, 19, of Baltimore – had left a home in the 7400 block of W. Broad St. with $1 million in cash, a source familiar with the investigation told USA TODAY.
Police have said the two men were involved in other armored-car thefts at Baltimore, Baltimore County and the District, and were linked by DNA evidence to the scene of the Jan. 5 armored-car robbery in Ellicott City’s West Ellicott Village neighborhood.
Ellicott City police told USA TODAY they have no suspects in connection to the December 9 attack. Ellicott City police also said today they have no suspects in connection to the January robbery.
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“I can’t imagine a scenario where we would not take one of our victims’ information,” said Anthony Gaughan, spokesperson with the Maryland State Police. “There just isn’t enough to go on at this point. These were suspects we had identified earlier. I’m sure law enforcement is working on additional leads.”
Police say the robbery occurred as a van, believed to be belonging to the District’s Office Depot, was moving through an intersection in the District, making several stops. King and Patrick fired on the van, police say, but did not get any money.
According to Gaughan, police will be taking over the investigation of the Ellicott City robbery as soon as possible.
The robberies took place less than a year apart, the source told USA TODAY.
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