Two Men Arrested in Burglary by Deception Scheme
(Joppa, MD – March 1, 2008) — This morning shortly after 7:30 a.m., Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 700 block of Shore Drive in Joppa, after a resident called 911 advising his home had just been burglarized.
Upon arrival, deputies determined two adults males had knocked on the victim’s door and attempted to engage him in conversation regarding a lost dog. During the conversation with the suspects, the homeowner was forced back into his residence by one of the two men who was brandishing a knife. The male suspect held the victim at knife point, while the second suspect went through the residence. A short time later both suspects fled the residence.
The first responding deputies to the scene were approached by citizens of the neighborhood who had noticed two male subjects unfamiliar to the community walking fast and quickly departing the area by vehicle. Vehicle and suspect information were broadcast to deputies. The vehicle was stopped traveling on Route 40 at the Route 24 spur, by Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies. Subsequently, the two male occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.
The suspects were identified as Charles Littlewood, 23, who resides in the 1900 block of Sidnee Drive in Edgewood and Anthony Paolini, 24, who resides in the 100 block of Cedar Heights in Baltimore. Both suspects were changed with Armed Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Burglary, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Dangerous Weapon with intent to Injure, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Theft under $500. Littlewood and Paolini are being held at the Harford County Detention Center pending a hearing with a District Court Commissioner.