Man who robbed Anne Arundel Five Guys, BP Gas Station, Taj Mahal Supermarket Arrested

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Anne Arundel County,  MD – On Sunday, November 29th, Anne Arundel County Police Western District officers responded to three commercial robberies and an aggravated assault with a handgun in the Crofton/Gambrills area. Robbery Detectives worked through the day and evening hours and, through an investigation, were able to identify the suspect, Matthew Parsons, in armed robbery and assault cases. On December 1, 2020, detectives located Parsons in his vehicle at Conway Road and Patuxent Road in Gambrills in his 2008 Silver Ford Taurus X and took him into custody without incident. Upon executing a search warrant on Parson’s vehicle, detectives recovered a .357 Ruger handgun believed to have been used in the crimes. Parsons was transported to Central Booking and charged with the three armed robberies, first degree assault and related charges.
Below are the armed robberies committed by Parsons

BP Gas Station -Armed Robbery

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 2:00 a.m. officers responded for an armed robbery of the BP gas station located at 738 Crain Highway in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The clerk opened the cash drawer and the suspect removed an undetermined amount of currency. The suspect then fled toward the northbound side of Crain Highway. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
Suspect: White male, 30 – 40 years of age

Taj-Mahal Supermarket – Armed Robbery

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 11:40 a.m. officers responded for an armed robbery at the Taj Mahal Indo-Pak Supermarket located at 2510 Conway Road in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of currency. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
Suspect: White male, ~35 YOA

Bank of America – Assault

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 8:40 p.m. officers responded for an armed subject at the Bank Of America located at 2001 Davidsonville Road in Crofton. The victim reported while sitting in her vehicle at the Bank of America drive-thru ATM, a male suspect approximately 30 years old, tapped on her passenger side window with a silver handgun. The victim immediately accelerated, and drove away seeking help at the CVS store across the parking lot. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers arrived on scene and searched the area however the suspect was not located. Robbery Detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information please call 410-222-4720 or the Tip line at 410-222-4700.
Suspect: White male, 30-40 years of age

Five Guys – Armed Robbery

On November 29, 2020 at approximately 9:00 p.m. officers responded for an armed robbery at the Five Guys located at 1060 Crain Highway in Gambrills. An unknown male suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the register. The employee complied and the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of currency. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. Robbery detectives are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact 410-222-4720 or the TipLine at 410-222-4700.
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