VIDEO: Men used machete and handgun in Baltimore County robberies
2:09 PM, Jan 31, 2014
4:29 PM, Feb 1, 2014
TOWSON, Md. -
Caught on camera---two men entering a 7-Eleven store armed with a long knife or machete and a handgun threatening a clerk and a customer as they sought cash from the registers.
They were in and out of the store in a minute flat, and you can credit the clerk with complying with their demands.
"You're going to fight for what? $20? $30? It's stupid that people just try to rob 7 Eleven or any convenience store," said Oscar Mamaril, the owner's brother, "You're not going to get anything out of it. It's not even worth it."
The robbers hit three such stores in less than an hour in Lutherville, Perry Hall and Parkville, but their crime spree wasn't over just yet.
Police say as they prepared to rob yet another 24-hour business just outside the Baltimore Beltway, deputies spotted them in the parking lot of this Enterprise car leasing store and chased them down on foot.
"We also found evidence nearby and the investigation also determined that they had planned to rob a nearby Exxon," said Cpl. John Wachter of the Baltimore County Police Department.
"Did you get their weapons?"
"We recovered a long knife and we also recovered a handgun and some clothing items."
Police have withholding the names of the alleged robbers until they're formally charges, who were captured through a combination of their own greed, high resolution video and good police work.
It appears while stores, which remain open 24 hours may make convenient targets, committing such a crime is far simpler than getting away with it.
"It's just a crazy move... a dumb move to rob a 7-Eleven," said Mamaril, "Our videos are clear. You're going to get caught one of these days. We're going to catch you. Your time will come. That's how it is."
Earlier this week, Baltimore County police arrested three other men who robbed a 7-Eleven in Loch Raven last month shooting a clerk in the process.