An Anne Arundel homeowner and liquor store clerk were burglarized and robbed, respectively, over the last few days.
On July 23 at about 11 a.m., officers got to the 2800 block of Jessup Road in response to a burglary. Authorities spoke to the victim, who said he got home from work and heard a noise from the top floor of his house. Knowing that the house should have been empty, the victim walked outside and called the police. As he was on the phone with police, an unknown man left via the front door carrying a bag full of the victim's jewelry and personal items.
After a "brief altercation in front of the residence," the burglar got in his car and fled the scene, at which point the victim followed in his own car, south on Route 295. Eventually the two cars collided, and the victim was able to take cell phone pictures of the burglar after exiting their vehicles. At this point, the burglar fled on foot.
The car the suspect was driving turned out to be a rental car, and after combining the rental records with the victim's photos, authorities identified the suspect as Rasean Aldridge, 23, of Baltimore. Aldridge is charged with first and third degree burglary, and theft of $1,000 to under $10,000. Police are still looking for Aldridge.
On July 25 just after 6 p.m., police arrived at the Village Liquors on the 700 block of Church Street in Brooklyn Park in response to an armed robbery. When they got there, the clerk told them that a masked black male entered the liquor store, showed a gun and announced a robbery. The clerk gave the man an unknown amount of money before the robber fled on foot on 6th Street towards Baltimore.
After searching for the suspect, uniformed officers, detectives, K-9 and air units were all unsuccessful. He is described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20s, standing over 6-feet tall and weighing 200-plus pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black mask, white t-shirt, black jeans and black and white tennis shoes. He was wearing a bandage on the lower half of his right arm.
Anyone with information on either of the two incidents are asked to call 1-866-7LOCKUP.