GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WMAR) -
Anne Arundel County Police have arrested and charged a Baltimore man for his role in the robbery of a 70-year-old couple in a hotel room.
Officers responded to the Hampton Inn in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway for a report of a home invasion and armed robbery.
Once on the scene, officers spoke with the 70-year-old male and female victim from West Virginia, who had been staying at the hotel. The victims said that a man knocked on their hotel room door and walked into the room pointing a handgun at the victims.
The man demanded money and a struggle ensued between the male victim and suspect. Ultimately, the victims turned over an undetermined amount of cash.
The man was seen by an employee of the Hampton inn exiting the hotel on foot running towards the Days Inn.
The suspect, Rodney Sylvester Wiggins, 26, was found in the back parking lot of the Days Inn hiding underneath a box truck, where he was taken into custody.
A search of Wiggins' person revealed that he was in possession of the victims' money, and a handgun. He was arrested and charged for the crime.