Towson Crime: Armed Robbery at Trader Joe's

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.


Downtown Towson

East Joppa Road, unit block. 8:56 p.m. June 7. A man entered the manager's office at with a six-inch folding knife. He struggled with the manager and removed a case from a drawer. He fled toward a Towson Town Center parking lot with $329.98 in cash.

Bosley Avenue, 400 block. Between 7 p.m. May 28 and 7 p.m. June 7. A door frame was destroyed, but nothing was reported taken.

Drumcastle Apartments

Holly Lane and Walker Avenue. 4:30 p.m., June 9. A man was surrounded by four juveniles, who took his wallet. A second man, who threatened to call police, was punched, but not robbed.

Lake Falls Village

Falls Road, 6000 block. Between 11:45 p.m. June 9 and 7:45 a.m. June 10. The outside part of a lock outside Pepe's was broken off. Entry was not gained.

Lakeview Road, 6000 block. Between noon June 2 and 7 a.m. June 4. An iPod Classic, two pairs of glasses, a golf hat and $20 were reported stolen from an unlocked car in a garage.


Kenilworth Drive and North Charles Street. 7:02 a.m. June 9. A woman was driving to work when another driver pulled up next to her at the intersection and yelled a racial slur.


Pleasant Plains Road, 8400 block. Between 10 p.m. June 7 and 8:30 a.m. June 8. A burglar entered a yard and stole a purple mountain bike.

Loch Raven Boulevard, 8600 block. 12:45 p.m. June 5. A man with a knife demanded money from the victim. He stole $300 and fled eastbound on Yakona Road.

Fellowship Forest

Fellowship Court, unit block. Between 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. June 6. A woman came home to find her bedroom locked, with noises coming from inside. When she gained access to the room, she found laptops (that the burglars had attempted to steal) piled on her bed.


Ruxton Road, 1900 block. 12:45 p.m. June 5. A glass panel in a side door was broken. It's unknown if anything was taken. Police say the incident was similar to several others in Pikesville.

Loch Raven

Glen Keith Boulevard, 1600 block. Between 5 p.m. June 1 and 5 p.m. June 2. An outdoor umbrella base was reported stolen from a fenced-in yard.

D Schmid June 20, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Read the article in the Police Fire section: "Two Baltimore men allegedly tried to kick a street performer off a downtown Towson intersection." I commented in an earlier post on the heavier of the two men who broke the hand of a person who was playing an instrument on York and Pennsylvania Ave. because the musician was "on his corner." He normally partks himself on the big planter outside Barnes & Noble and asks for money or makes rude remarks. I was in the 7-11 on Chesapeake when he was verbally abusive to the man behind the counter. He's not from Towson. I took photos of a man lying on the ground by the storage locker on Joppa near Virginia. I thought he was dead. Turns out he was just drunk. Back he went to his little family that live behind the old Burger King on Virginia & Joppa. It's not uncommon to see people sitting behind the bushes there either drinking or sleeping it off.
Parkvillehoney June 28, 2012 at 05:17 AM
A landlord told me she would rather rent to Section 8 renters because she can get more from the government. She said she can rent a townhouse for $1500/mo whereas she could only get $1200/mo from a working family. Plus the payment is always on time. I think the majority of Section 8 renters are gaming the system. There are 8 people living in a Section 8 rental on my block. 2 adults work, but the house is registered under a single part time working mother with 3 young kids. Her boyfriend (doesn't work), her mother (with her 2 teenagers) all live with her and her kids. Are they gaming the system? I think so.
Escariot June 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Thank you so much for that bit of truth Parkvillehoney. On the McDonough thread Steve is trying to argue that they have not increased the section 8 vouchers in towson while you can go online and do a search of section 8 apartments in towson and there are 1,150 units currently available. As you truthfully stated parkvillehoney, they have 5 bedrooms townhouses listed there for 1500 and up.
Ejay- smooth January 16, 2013 at 02:30 AM
As a reformed criminal i can tell you that the reason why I preyed on towson with so much success as well other suburban neighborhoods is because like your comments your ignorance and arrogance makes you blind therefore you cant see the things that are right in your face to busy looking for a stereo type ....your racial undertone screams so loud.
Nora May 29, 2013 at 08:35 PM
I know I am late to this conversation and I am African-American. I have been shopping at Trader Joe's for years and lately I have noticed a difference in the clientele. I see a different kind of clientele in Towson Marketplace, as well. I see people begging for money in places that I had never seen in the past. Very disconcerting to hear about the uptake in crime. There are so many neighborhoods up and down Loch Raven from the city line to Towson where things have changed dramatically over the past 3-5 years and they have now reached Towson. You are trying to escape well so are people like me, who are thoughtful citzens. Many of these section 8 people are complete litter bugs, it's disgusting.


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