UPDATE: Police Looking into Possible Connection of King's Contrivance Robberies

No one was injured in the robberies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to police.

(UPDATE: July 24, 4:50 p.m.)

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the three robberies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are related, according to police spokesperson Bryce Buell.

"When robberies occur in groups, either by location, time, type of location, or method, police actively look into the possibility they may be connected," Buell told Patch. "With these particular incidents, no definitive conclusions have been made at this time."

Buell said the department is still investigating the incidents.


Three robberies took place in King's Contrivance between early Friday afternoon and late Sunday, according to police.

Two of the robberies occurred on Guilford Road and the third was on Early April Way, all within a mile of each other, and just a short distance from Hammond High School.

At 1:30 p.m. on July 20, an unknown male suspect snatched a victim's cell phone on the 8600 block of Guilford Road and fled.

At 11:26 a.m. on July 21, an unknown male suspect approached a victim from behind on the 8800 block of Guilford Road, assaulted the victim and fled after stealing his wallet and cell phone. The suspect was wearing a "Hammond Wrestling" sweatshirt, according to police.

The third incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on July 22, when two suspects approached a pizza delivery driver on the 8900 block of Early April Way and displayed a silver-gray gun. The suspects fled with the victim's wallet and cell phone.

Patch asked Howard County Police whether investigators have any reason to believe the incidents are related, but they could not respond in time for publication.

All information was collected from the crime bulletin released by the Howard County Police Department.


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