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Police Respond to Attempted Robbery Near Arundel Mills

Police allege Alonzo Kerry Banks used a handgun in attempt to rob two teens in a mall parking lot.

Anne Arundel County police arrested a Severn man Tuesday, and charged him with using a gun in an attempt to rob two people near Arundel Mills. 

Police said they responded at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to a parking lot near the mall and spoke with two young men who said they were getting into their car near the Neiman Marcus store when a man got into the back seat of their car. The victims said the man flashed a handgun and ordered them to remain there. One of the victims ran away on foot. The suspect searched the other man but did not take anything from him. 

At that point, the suspect also ran off in the direction of the Best Buy store. 

Police said the victims gave a description of the suspect and he was found nearby. Officers arrested Alonzo Kerry Banks, 21, of Severn and charged him with attempted robbery. 

Police said that an investigation revealed the two victims knew Banks from a previous encounter and were likely targeted. 

Brian C. February 01, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Just curious who are "they" and what is undesirable about these people?
mark February 02, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Hes referring to Black people when he said They..cuz They committ all the Crime there..Got it?
Laura Gayvert February 02, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Out of all the choices of potential "victims" at the mall, why would a young man pick 2 men, especially 2 he already knew---who could over-power him, or at least ID him? He must have assumed they had something valuable that they wouldn't have reported stolen.
lindsay February 02, 2013 at 09:22 PM
I agree with Laura, sounds like they may have been drug dealers and he knew it, and that's what he was looking for.
Brian C. February 02, 2013 at 10:33 PM
oh ok!! I got it now. Why do you think he just didnt just come out and say that??

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