Man Arrested for Armed Robbery in Aberdeen

Robbed Cab Driver at Knife Point

(Aberdeen, Md. – August 14, 2006) — Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jemar Hurt, 26, of the 700 block of Rainbow Garden Court in Edgewood and charged him with armed robbery and assault. Hurt was taken into custody following a search near the Holly Hill Motel on Pulaski Highway near Aberdeen.

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted for an armed robbery which had just occurred involving a cab driver for Town and Country Taxi. As deputies were responding to the area of Forty Liquors in the 1200 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, they observed an older model Dodge Caravan taxi cab owned by Town and Country Taxi. The operator of the cab, Scott Andrew Hartz, advised deputies that he had picked up a fare from the Shell Station across from Forty Liquors and was transporting the subject to Edgewood, when the subject put a knife to the throat of the victim and demand money. Hartz advised he was able to bring the vehicle to a stop on the side of the road. Shortly thereafter, the suspect later identified as Hurt, ran from the vehicle into the nearby woods.

Deputies patrolling the area for the suspect discovered Hurt attempting to hide behind the Holly Hill Motel. Hurt was taken into custody and identified by Hartz as the person who had robbed him.

Further investigation revealed Hurt had entered Room 1 at the Holly Hill Motel and had stolen some money and other personal items from the room before fleeing.

Hurt was charged with armed robbery, burglary, assault – first degree, assault – second degree and theft under $500. He is currently being held on $15,000 bond in the Harford County Detention Center.

Press Release

August 14, 2006