Does this story sound familiar? A kid is riding a bike and is approached by several teens. One throws a punch, knocking the kid off the bike and then they steal the bike. No, it is not Christopher Jones in Crofton, but a 9 year old in Severn.
Three teens attacked a 9 year old and stole his bicycle. The following information was released by the Anne Arundel County Police Department:
On July 23, 2009, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn for a report of a strong arm robbery.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim’s father, who advised that his nine-year-old son was riding his bicycle in the area when three male subjects suddenly approached him. One suspect punched the victim in the face and knocked him off of the bicycle. The three suspects then took the bike and left the area in an unknown direction. Several officers canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim sustained minor injuries in the incident.
Suspect #1: Black male in his early teens
Suspect #2: Black male in his early teens
Suspect #3: Black male in his early teens
Metro Crime Stoppers:
If you have information on any of the above crimes/suspects, please call, email, or text your tip to Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline Available 24-Hours A Day Toll Free at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text “MCS plus your message” to CRIMES (274637)
Visit the website at http://www.metrocrimestoppers.net. Phone calls are not recorded and callers remain anonymous. You may also be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000!
This needs to be taken as the wake up call that it is. County police MUST become VERY serious about this escalating gang problem and they will need to work VERY closely with the schools, community associations, and parents. It is time we take a zero tolerance position before another innocent child is laying dead in the street.
The solution is not to place a camper where a crime has already occurred.