HANOVER, Md. - Two men were arrested and charged with robbing another man at knifepoint Sunday outside the Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Anne Arundel County police said.
Police said Kacy Domico Queen Jr., 22, of, Glen Burnie, and Demetrious Jamal Manar, 21, of Laurel were charged with armed robbery, assault and related charges following the alleged crime.
The 58-year-old victim contacted police around 7:45 a.m. He told officers he had been asleep inside his vehicle while it was parked inside the casino's garage. At one point, he thought he heard someone tampering with his vehicle so he stepped out to investigate and discovered a flat rear tire.
Police said two men, including one with a knife, approached the victim. While the victim tried to get back into his vehicle, the armed suspect managed to reach through his window and held the knife to the victim's throat. The victim eventually handed over his wallet and both suspects ran away from the scene.
Through the use of electronic surveillance and other investigative resources, police said they identified a suspect vehicle used in the robbery.
After identifying a potential suspect, police said the victim identified that person in a photo array. Police then staked out Queen's home, located in the 8000 block of Winding Wood Rd. At about 3 p.m., the suspect vehicle arrived at the residence, driver of the vehicle was identified as suspect from the photo array and he was arrested.
The victim was later able to identify Manar in a separate photo array. Then, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police said they executed a warrant at Manar's residence, located on the 3500 block of Laurel View Court, Laurel. Manar was arrested without incident.
"Our detectives have worked around the clock to identify and apprehend those responsible for preying on this crime victim" said Anne Arundel County police Chief Kevin Davis in a statement. "We work collaboratively with Maryland Live! to ensure this entertainment complex continues to thrive as a destination for local and regional residents."