Suspect Apprehended Eagle 1 Leads Deputies to Location
[June 24, 2014, Edgewood, MD] On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at approximately 8:00 pm, deputies responded to a call for a robbery at the 7-11 on Gateway Drive in Edgewood. While in the store the suspect, later identified as Christopher Vananzo 28 of Bel Air, went behind the counter and emptied the cash register, while the manager was in another room. After taking the cash, Vananzo jumped back over the counter and fled the store.
Eagle 1 was in the area, returning from a mission request from Maryland State Police JFK Barrack, when the call dispatched. With a response time of less than two minutes, coupled with a description of the suspect from Patrol, the Tactical Flight Officers (TFO) were able to quickly spot Vananzo headed towards Woodbridge Center Way. The TFOs maintained a visual on the suspect and called out his direction of travel to Deputies on the ground. Eagle 1 was able to continue to track the suspect and guide ground units to his location. Once ground units observed the suspect, a foot pursuit began and the suspect was apprehended a short time later. Vananzo was taken into custody without incident. The stolen property was recovered and returned to the owner of the 7-11. No injuries were reported.
Vananzo was charged with Theft and taken to the Harford County Detention Center where he is being held on $2,500 bond.