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Teen arrested for assault, robbery of 59-year-old BPD civilian employee

Victim responds through CAIR organization
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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 08:20:42-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to the assault and robbery of a BPD civilian employee on July 24.

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Police say they arrested the boy at a convenience store in Columbia following an investigation and search for the suspects seen on video beating the BPD employee on Albermarle Street near East Lombard Street.

The teen is one of three suspects that hit the man multiple times, took his car keys, and then stole his car. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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A reward of $32,000 from ATF, FBI, and Metro Crime Stoppers, plus an additional reward of $2,000 from CAIR and a Jewish Interfaith organization, was being offered to help find the three people that beat up and robbed the man.

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Police say the boy was taken to a juvenile booking facility where he was formally charged with first-degree assault and robbery.

In a statement issued through CAIR, the victim responded to the boy being arrested, saying in part that he forgives the people who assaulted him.

“I’m glad that the suspect is in custody so no one else is hurt. From my personal point of view, as a Muslim guided by my faith, I forgive them. Law enforcement is handling the case, and justice will run its course. They will have to face consequences, but it’s very important for them to get the help they need to become productive citizens of Baltimore.”