Randallstown Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Armed Robbery in Mall Parking Lot

Man was observed by police holding a gun to another man in the parking lot.


A Randallstown man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the armed robbery of a man in the parking lot at the Mall in Columbia in which police observed him holding a gun on the victim.

On Sept. 6, 2012, police watched Pierre Antwan Booth, 29, and a Columbia man, Odell Kareem Copeland, 32, rob a Laurel man as the man attempted to enter his car at the mall parking lot. Police were positioned in a nearby parking garage in a surveillance position, according to the police report. Copeland and Booth were arrested shortly after the robbery.

Copeland pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery last week. He was described as the lookout while Booth brandished the gun to steal the victim's cigarettes, car keys, $75 and his cell phone, according to police.

Booth was sentenced to six years for the armed robbery and another six for using a handgun in the commission of a felony, according to a Howard County state's attorney's spokesperson. Judge William V. Tucker ordered the terms be served consecutively.

At Booth's sentencing he reportedly said, "My children are going to suffer for this," according to the state's attorney's spokesperson.

Copeland is scheduled to be sentenced on May 28, according to court records.

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Robert Rey March 01, 2013 at 02:21 AM
That's it. 12 years! My goodness think about the victim and his trauma. We need more strict sentences. This way these losers will think twice about armed robbery.
Jackie March 01, 2013 at 02:00 PM
It is interesting that the perpetrator of the crime, a/k/a the criminal, wants to blame outside forces for harming his children because he now has to go to jail. Did he not consider how his crime affected the victim and the children of the victim?
Karen L March 01, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Agree 100%! He should lose his parental rights as well.
Money March 02, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Hurray! Lets see how many years he ends up serving. Lets hope it's 12.


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