Baltimore police seek to ID person of interest in Canton brick attack

BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have identified a "person of interest" in the ongoing investigation of a robbery that sent a Canton resident to the emergency room with skull fractures and missing teeth.

Investigators are turning to the public in an attempt to identify the potential suspect. The man was spotted on video surveillance camera footage after the robbery (Pictured).

On Jan. 14, Canton resident Jon Fogg was walking home after work when he was robbed and beaten with a brick in the 3400 block of Foster Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. The robber stole Fogg's car, laptop and wallet.

Natalie diFrancesco is the general manager at The Chasseur, which sits one block down from where the attack happened. She says she went in to panic mode when she heard about it.
"It could literally have been anyone and my staff leaves in the early hours of the morning, we've got people who come in late when they're getting off their shifts at work so it could have happened to anyone. It's part of living in the city but when it's this brutal, it's a travesty," said diFrancesco.
Janet Peterkin has lived in Canton for more than 10 years and never before had feared for her safety. Now she'd like to see an increased police presence.
"It really changed my perspective. I mean, there's a lot of things that I can personally say that I'm doing very differently now since I've heard about it," said Peterkin.

A fundraising campaign to help aid Fogg's recovery collected $23,000 in donations in the days that followed.

Anyone with information on the identity of this individual is asked to contact the Baltimore Police Southeast District at 410-396-2429. Callers may remain anonymous.

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