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Man charged in two armed commercial robberies in Essex

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Posted at 7:15 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 19:15:08-04

ESSEX, Md. — Baltimore County Police have charged a suspect in two armed commercial robberies in Essex that took place in April. He is also believed to be responsible for additional robberies in other jurisdictions.

The investigation began on April 29 with the robbery of two businesses under similar circumstances just hours apart.

According to police, officers were called to a Dollar General in the 100 block of Beacon Road at around 7 p.m. after the suspect stepped behind the counter, produced a handgun and ordered the cashier to open the safe.

A few hours later at around 9:30 p.m., police responded to a second armed robbery, this time at Domino's Pizza in the 600 block of Eastern Boulevard. This time the suspect ordered food, then stepped outside. When he returned, he again stepped behind the counter, produced a handgun and ordered an employee to open a cash register and the safe.

In both cases, the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Zachery Erin Kuhn. Kuhn and a female passenger were arrested during an April 30 traffic stop, at which time a loaded handgun was also located on Kuhn.

Kuhn faces the following charges:

  • Two counts of armed robbery
  • Two counts of robbery
  • Three counts of first degree assault
  • Three counts of second degree assault
  • Two counts of theft
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime

He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on denied bail status. The woman was released without charge.