Police said that two men have been charged in connection with armed robberies at three 7-Eleven stores in north Baltimore County Thursday that involved using a machete and handgun to hold up customers and clerks.
Officers came into contact with the two men as the result of reported suspicious activity near Belair Road at Putty Hill Avenue Friday soon after the robberies, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.
At 12:10 a.m. Friday, an officer approached the Enterprise parking lot when Anthony Robert DiCarlo, 25, and Anthony Peter Inzana Jr., 21, of Rosedale, took off running, according to the report.
Officers apprehended the men and found a machete, handgun and clothing in the area, according to police, who said detectives determined that the pair planned to rob an Exxon in the 8100 block of Belair Road before police found them.
Detectives charged them in connection with three robberies that occurred Thursday night. The following information about the robberies was reported by Baltimore County police:
- Two men—one armed with a machete and the other with a handgun—held up a 7-Eleven in the 11600 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh at approximately 10:53 p.m. The man with the machete jumped over the counter, pointed his weapon at the clerk and demanded money. The other man pointed his handgun at a customer and demanded her money. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash taken from the store and the customer.
- At 11:21 p.m., one man with a long knife jumped over the counter at a 7-Eleven in the 9600 block of Belair Road in Nottingham while another walked up to the store clerk and pointed a gun at him. The pair left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
- At 11:50 p.m., one man with a machete jumped the counter at a 7-Eleven in the 1500 block of York Road in Lutherville and pointed his weapon at the clerk. Another man who accompanied the machete-wielding suspect into the store pointed a gun at a customer. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash from the store; nothing was taken from the customer.
Nobody was injured in the robberies and no shots were fired, according to police.
Both men were being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center with bail set at $500,000, police said.
Editor's note: Arrests do not indicate convictions.