Teen charged in Harford Craigslist robbery

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 17:44:41-05

A Baltimore teen is charged as an adult after a Craigslist deal ended in armed robbery in Harford County.

Donnell Corey Baker, 17, of the 5000 block of The Alameda, is charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, using a firearm in commission of a felony and theft.

Investigation began Saturday when Maryland State Police were called to the BP gas station in the 2200 block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood.

Troopers learned the victim had posted a Craigslist advertisement in an attempt to sell to video game consoles. The victim said he talked to a potential buyer over the phone and by text messages and met at the gas station to finish the exchange, police said.

The victim told troopers the buyer and another person met with him and allegedly gave him a counterfeit $50 bill, according to state police. The victim recognized the bill wasn't authentic and confronted the pair.

That's when the buyer allegedly pulled a gun and threatened to shoot the victim then left in a white sedan, police said.

On Sunday, the victim gave police more information about the suspect and investigators identified Baker as the suspected gunman, state police said.

Baker was arrested at a relatives home in the 500 block of The Alameda. Inside the home, investigators found the victim's XBox One system and a loaded, small caliber revolver, police said.