Anne Arundel County man charged with 1-day robbery, assault spree

A Crofton, Maryland, man was charged in connection with a string of three robberies and an assault that were all committed on about a 6-mile stretch of road on Sunday.

The Anne Arundel County police said Wednesday that Matthew Parsons, 39, was arrested Tuesday in his car in Gambrills. He’s accused of being the man who:

  • Robbed a BP gas station on Crain Highway in Gambrills at gunpoint at about 2 a.m. Sunday, showing a gun to the cashier and taking money from the cash register;
  • Robbed the Taj Mahal Indo-Pak Supermarket on Conway Road in Gambrills, just off Crain Highway, in the same way;
  • Tapped with a gun on the car window of a woman at the drive-through ATM at the Bank of America on Davidsonville Road in Crofton, just off Crain Highway (the woman drove off and got help from a nearby store); and
  • Robbed the Five Guys on Crain Highway in Gambrills by showing a gun to the cashier and demanding money.

The police said they found a gun in Parsons’ car.

Parsons is charged with three armed robberies, first-degree assault and other charges.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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