3 men in custody after violent Md. robbery

WASHINGTON — Three men have been charged with home invasion and numerous other charges after bursting into a Frederick, Maryland, apartment in the middle of the night and holding two people at gunpoint.

Frederick City police say the trio broke into an apartment in the 1000 block of Heather Ridge Drive just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday and forced the victims to give up certain items from the home before they fled in a car. The victims suffered no serious injuries.

Detectives don’t believe it was a random crime and that the robbers and victims may have known each other.

Police quickly caught up with the robbers, arresting the driver on the spot. Two others fled but were soon found hiding in the area, police say.

Officers recovered two handguns from the car, one of which was previously reported stolen from a burglary in Frederick County.

The driver has been identified as Clarence Baker, 34, of Walkersville. He’s charged with robbery, burglary, theft and multiple gun charges.

Darrick Jackson, 24, of Upper Marlboro, is charged with robbery, first- and second-degree assault, burglary, theft and several gun charges.

Tyrelle Sullivan, 28, of Frederick, faces similar charges along with one count of cocaine possession.

All three remained in custody Monday morning and were expected in court Monday afternoon.

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