16-year-old boy sought in Butcher's Hill robbery

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 19:10:50-04

Teens were caught on camera checking out parked vehicles in the Butcher's Hill area.

The surveillance video shows the group of young people in the alley behind the 200 block of East Lombard Street in Southeast Baltimore. From there, the teens allegedly broke into a nearby rowhouse and terrorized the people inside.

One of the victims' neighbors, who did not want us to show her face, was alarmed when she saw the surveillance video.

"One of the pictures... the getaway car was right in front of my house so it was a little freaky knowing that the stuff is going on in this nice neighborhood," She said.

Detectives used some of the same images to identify two of the teens, and they're still trying to identify the other three.

"We've arrested one who was 13 years of age and we're looking for another who is 16 years old who is going to be charged as an adult,” said Lt. Jarron Jackson of the Baltimore City Police Department, “But again, don't let the age fool you. We're talking about two individuals who are known to the criminal justice system."

Police have now obtained an arrest warrant for 16-year-old Dominick Phillips who remained at large as of Friday evening.

In what is often considered a popular up-and-coming neighborhood in Butcher's Hill, this crime is just the latest that has many now more focused on moving to an area where their safety is no longer in doubt.

"About a month ago, my boyfriend and I got held up at gunpoint on Castle, right in front of my house," said the victims’ neighbor, "That happened and then this happened, and I just bought my house a year ago so I'm kind of second-guessing my decision cause it's scary."

If you know where Dominick Phillips is or any of his accomplices, you're asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Download the ABC2 News app for the iPhone, Kindle and Android.