A report of armed robbery at a Hanover Exxon station resulted in the arrest of three men on unrelated charges the next day. On Jan. 9, As the police were responding to the report of the robbery on Jan. 8 at approximately 9:51 p.m., they saw a 2011 Jaguar leaving the gas station with two men inside and pursued it. Police caught up with the driver and his passenger when the car became immobile in the median of southbound 295 near Powder Mill Road.
Police took the two men into custody and searched their car. However, no contraband was found. Police charged the driver with fleeing and eluding police, and driving with a suspended or revoked license. They also arrested the passenger on an open arrest warrant.
Police also searched the car of a 22-year-old man from Washington, D.C., a 2002 Infiniti, and found a loaded 9mm handgun. Police charged him with for an illegal handgun and vehicle registration violations.
Police were investigating this Exxon station on Arundel Mills Boulevard because it had been the site of an armed robbery by three men. On Jan. 8, three men with a baseball bat and masks allegedly robbed the gas station and left in a blue Honda Pilot. Police were unable to locate these suspects.
Persons charged with alleged crimes could seek legal advice from an attorney with experience in their criminal defense. As in this case, the charges are complicated by what could be several coincidences, such as the dates and number of men involved. A prosecutor may try to link the coincidences for a criminal conviction; however, a knowledgeable lawyer may be able to introduce enough evidence to challenge the allegations.
Source: ABC 2 News, "Three men arrested after fleeing Hanover Exxon that had been robbed a day earlier," Jan. 9, 2015