A array of events that started with a Patch employee witnessing dual pound and grabs at Centennial Park might lead to a mangle in a box of a rapist intrigue by a group from Florida who transport to Maryland, take purses and dedicate check fraud, according to papers filed in District Court.
The events began during Centennial Park, around 3:30 p.m on Jul 31, when a male was seen outstanding automobile windows and throwing purses into a black Cadillac. The declare told police, who then spotted a black Cadillac on Route 108 nearby a park. Police instituted a pursuit, though a car fled.
After receiving reports of a black Cadillac in a area of Black Star Circle in Long Reach, military responded and located one of a suspects, Vincent Lee Sands, in another vehicle, according to a military reports filed in court.
Nearby, underneath a rug of a townhouse, military located a valuables stolen from vehicles—a Coach purse, a wallet, a Vera Bradley purse, a Kindle Fire and a check. The usually object not recovered was an iPhone 5, pronounced police.
Police arrested Sands, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and during doubt he told military that him, a male named Jamal, who would after be identified as James Javon Blakey, 26, of Pompano Beach, FL, and a lady named Alexa Durkee, 23, of Fort Lauderdale, had trafficked from Florida with him.
Sands pronounced he was informed with other “suspects who come from Florida to take checks”, according to a military report.
Sands told military a stolen checks, gained from pound and grabs identical to a one during Centennial Park, would afterwards be cashed by a lady in bank drive-thrus, posing as a chairman whose checkbook was stolen, according to a documents. Sands pronounced he knew Blakey and Durkee were staying during La Quinta Inn and Suites in Anne Arundel County.
Anne Arundel County Police afterwards responded to a hotel and arrested Blakey and Durkee.
According to a documents, Blakey told police, “without being questioned, that he was not pushing a vehicle” and “that no declare could brand his wardrobe given he came behind to a hotel and altered his wardrobe from what he had been wearing earlier.”
In a report, military wrote a investigator had been conducting an endless review into a organisation identical to these suspects who transport from Florida, mangle into unattended vehicles, take purses and afterwards get women from Florida to money a checks from victims’ accounts.
A military orator pronounced detectives are actively questioning to find any ties of Blakey and Sands to other crimes in a county or other states. Part of a review centers around because a Florida suspects came to Maryland. Since Aug. 1, 3 some-more thefts from vehicles have been reported during Centennial Park, nonetheless not all enclosed outstanding of windows, pronounced police.
Police have been warning residents given a spring not to leave valuables in their unattended vehicles due to pound and grabs during locations including a Columbia Athletic Club, Columbia Swim Center and Elkridge Elementary School.
“Police remind park users once again to not keep anything of value in their vehicles,” pronounced Mary Phelan, military spokesperson, in an email. ”Women should leave their purses during home and only transport with their wallet/id that they can keep on them – in a fanny container for instance – while they were creation use of a park.”
In May, dual residents emailed Patch to describe their experience of being victims of pound and grabs at Cedar Lane Park and nearby a Patuxent Branch Trail. Police pronounced victims of pound and grabs should immediately cancel any checks that might have been stolen.