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Man Attacked With Metal Pipe After Refusing to Share Smokes With Stranger

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GLEN BURNIE, MD – A man in Glen Burnie was assaulted with a metal pipe after refusing to share cigarettes with a man who asked for one. Police said after the victim said no, the unknown suspect then attempted to rob the man and eventually struck him multiple times with the pipe.

According to police, at approximately 3:30 a.m. officers responded for a report of an attempted robbery that just occurred in the 7800 block of Crilley Road in Glen Burnie.

“Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was bleeding from an injury to his head. The victim indicated that while he was outside of the residence he was approached by a black male, who asked for a cigarette,” police said.

When the victim said, “No”, the suspect told the victim to empty his pockets. When the victim refused the suspect produced a metal pipe/bar and swung it at the victim, striking him multiple times.


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The suspect fled the area on foot without obtaining property from the victim. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

According to police investigating the incident, no suspects or motives have been announced at this time. No arrests have been made.

Northern District detectives are investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information contact them at (410) 222-6135 or the Anne Arundel County Police Tip-Line at (410) 222-4700.