Alleged White Marsh Robber Arrested in Stolen Car

Police arrested a Baltimore man one day following a robbery at knifepoint in the mall parking lot.

Police have arrested a young Baltimore man in connection with an armed robbery outside of White Marsh Mall.

After police found him driving a stolen vehicle, Joseph Charles Williams, 18, was charged on Oct. 16 with several counts related to the robbery, according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, a 20-year-old man was walking toward his vehicle in the 8200 block of Perry Hall Boulevard when another man in his 20s approached him and started making conversation, according to a police report. 

When they reached the center of the parking lot, two additional men in their 20s approached the victim. Together, the three men struck the victim with their fists and knocked him to the ground. As the victim returned to his feet, one of the men held a knife to his throat. The other men then removed the victim's wallet, which held $80. They removed $60 from the wallet and returned the wallet and $20 to the victim before driving away from the scene, the police report showed.

Based on the victim's description of the vehicle, police identified the vehicle as stolen. The Warrant Apprehension Task Force, a joint effort of Baltimore County and Baltimore City police, found the vehicle on Oct. 16 with Williams inside, Brooks said. 

Investigators then arrested Williams and identified him as the man who threatened the victim with a knife outside of White Marsh Mall, Brooks said.

Williams, of the 7100 block of Reisterstown Road, has been charged with armed robbery, robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, theft of less than $100, use of a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure, theft of more than $10,000 and unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, online court records show.

As of Thursday, Williams was being held on $250,000 bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to Brooks.

David C October 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Grow up people! If you are looking to blame you only need to look in the mirrior. You, I, and everyone else in this society are to blame for what is going on by the simple fact that we have allowed it to happen. ie... Common mentallity " It's not affecting me so why should I care". If you really want to do something about our lame society get involved with local delegates, churches, schools, or any youth administrative type programs instead of resting on your Laurels and pointing fingers.
AmericanMarine October 22, 2012 at 08:02 PM
hope this brings this sad string to and end.
Gina Word October 27, 2012 at 06:28 AM
SG from PH October 29, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Being civil and honoring one another is all I ask. Keep to yourself and don't interfer with my rights as citizen or you will then have a problem. I have the right and privilege to protect my rights and the ability to do so. I fought too allow you the rights to be a civil citizen and if I have to remind you once and you don't respond then you have a significant problem. Watch out for the military veterans, we stick together while we surround you. We are tired of thuggery regardless of the race of the thug.
Parkvillehoney November 23, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Gina Word is a piece of work. This criminal cousin commits a crime and she defends him. Is this the type of family Joseph Charles Williams was raised in?? They approve of crime!!! If my family commits a crime, I will still love them but I wouldn't approve of their behavior. I hope Mr Williams will see some jail time. I feel sorry for this family.


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