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Maryland Attorney General Announces Charges in Series of Armed Robberies of Citizens, Businesses in Baltimore Area; Four Teens, Young Adults Charged in At Least 45 Incidents

By meerna Jul11,2024
Maryland Attorney General Announces Charges in Series of Armed Robberies of Citizens, Businesses in Baltimore Area; Four Teens, Young Adults Charged in At Least 45 Incidents

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office issued the following press release on Wednesday, July 10:

“Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced today that charges have been filed against five Baltimore men, ages 17 to 20, for their involvement in a series of armed robberies and motor vehicle thefts that occurred in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Howard County between November 2023 and January 2024. In total, the group is known to be responsible for at least 45 incidents.

The group’s members were charged with various roles in committing 22 commercial armed robberies, eight robberies of pizza delivery drivers and civilians, eight vehicle thefts, and various additional acts of violence. In addition, one member of the organization was charged with bringing a firearm to a school.

At least 60 Baltimore and area citizens have been targeted by this group of individuals. Investigators believe there may be additional incidents that have not been reported. If you have any information regarding these incidents, call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.

The group began its crime spree with armed robberies and assaults on delivery drivers. The group eventually moved on to commercial armed robberies of pizzerias and convenience stores.
stores. They often used more than one firearm and physically attacked victims during their robberies. Sometimes they committed as many as four armed robberies in a single evening.
A typical retail robbery involved a group entering a store, often a pizzeria, and one of the group approaching the clerk intending to make a cash purchase.
As the clerk opened the register, other members of the group approached him with guns and took cash or the entire drawer from the register, as well as cash from the tip jars. On several occasions, members of the group struck the clerk with the gun, grabbed him, and/or threatened to kill him during the robberies. On one occasion, during a robbery, a member of the group dropped the gun, which caused it to go off.

The accused are:
• Corey Sabb Jr., 19, of Baltimore City – charged with 155 counts, including participating in a criminal organization, 17 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and several firearm charges.
• Dewayne Sanders, 20, of Baltimore City – charged with 245 counts, including participating in a criminal organization, 30 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and several firearm charges.
• Allen Hill, 18, of Baltimore City – charged with 76 counts, including participating in a criminal organization, 12 counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and several firearm charges.
• A 17-year-old juvenile from Baltimore City is facing 251 charges as an adult, including participating in a criminal organization, 34 counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and numerous firearm charges.
• A 17-year-old juvenile from Baltimore City is facing 94 charges as an adult, including participating in a criminal organization, 15 counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and several firearm-related charges.

The investigation involved officers from the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore County Police Department, Howard County Police Department, Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Organized Crime Section of the Attorney General’s Office.

“Bold criminal behavior that threatens the safety and livelihoods of hard-working Marylanders will not be tolerated. Every person must be able to go to work and live without fear of
violence or intimidation,” said Attorney General Brown. “Our investigators, prosecutors, and partner law enforcement agencies continue to work collaboratively to dismantle this criminal organization and protect our communities.”

“The members of the department work tirelessly to protect the Baltimore County community through investigations and operations designed to disrupt and dismantle criminal enterprises,
“The results of this case illustrate that,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Robert O. McCullough.

“This type of collaboration is critical to addressing crime that crosses multiple jurisdictions,” said Howard County Police Chief Gregory Der. “The combined efforts of all of our partners will have a significant impact on the safety of communities throughout our region.”

“It is simply unacceptable that these teens and young adults continue to harass the residents and communities of Baltimore with this egregious and unlawful conduct,” said Police Commissioner Richard Worley. “I want to thank the men and women of BPD, Mayor Scott, the Office of the Attorney General, each of our law enforcement partners and the members of our community who are all coming together to fight crime, make Baltimore a safer place and improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors.”

The defendants’ cases will be prosecuted in Baltimore County. An indictment is merely an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by the State. In today’s announcement, Attorney General Brown thanked attorneys in the Criminal Division, including Organized Crime Unit Chief Paul Halliday and Assistant Attorneys General Colin McDaniels and Jacey Smith, the Baltimore County Police Department, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Howard County Police Department. Attorney General Brown also thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Ivan Bates, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger, and Howard County State’s Attorney Rich Gibson Jr. for their offices’ assistance in this investigation.

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