Robbery Investigation Leads to Arrest
Suspect Lured Victim to Belcamp Using Craigslist Ad 16 Year Old Teen Charged as Adult
[April 25, 2013, Belcamp, MD] — Harford County Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Southern Precinct Investigations Unit have arrested and charged a 16-year old Belcamp teen with armed robbery. Arrest warrants were obtained for Rodney Parker, Jr, 16, of 1306 Liriope Ct., Belcamp, Maryland, charging him as an adult with armed robbery, robbery, and theft. He was arrested near his home by detectives at approximately 6:00pm on April 24th.
On April 6, 2013 at 11:30pm, Sheriff's deputies had responded to the 1300 block of Riverside Parkway and met with Sean Paul, 39, of Baltimore. Mr. Paul reported that earlier in the day he had responded to a Craigslist advertisement where he offered to purchase a cell phone listed for sale. He made contact with the seller by phone and they agreed to meet in Belcamp. Paul met the seller in Belcamp at approximately 11pm. Upon meeting the seller (now suspect) the suspect then displayed a black handgun and demanded the victim's cash and cell phone. Mr. Paul gave the suspect his cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then fled the area through a nearby apartment complex. Mr. Paul was not injured.
Southern Precinct detectives, assisted by the Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers, Gang Unit, and Community Action Response Team (CART) developed leads which aided them in identifying the suspect. After his arrest, Parker was booked at the Harford County Detention Center where as of this news release is awaiting his initial appearance before a Harford County District Court Commissioner.