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Police arrest alleged suspect in 4-month robbery spree of Glen Burnie delivery drivers

Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 11:55:42-04

GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Police say they've found the man responsible for a four-month long string of armed robberies targeting food delivery drivers in Glen Burnie.

On Thursday morning, detectives arrested Anthony Ronald Stoddard Jr. at a home in the 6400 block of Mt. Vernon Lane.

In each of the four robberies, the victims claimed the suspect was armed with a long gun and demanded food and money be put on the ground.

During a search of the home, detectives seized six different long guns, including a sawed off one that was shorter than the legal minimum.

The first robbery was reported on December 5 last year, in the 6400 block of Jefferson Place.

A delivery driver with China Spring carry-out told police he was approached by an unknown man who pointed a brown and black long gun at him. The suspect demanded the food be put on the ground, before stealing it and running off. The food cost $31.58.

More than three-months later on March 16, 2020 a second delivery driver with Ocean Restaurant reported being robbed in the 6400 block of Washington Square.

The driver said he couldn't find an address, so he got out of his car to look around at which point he was approached by an unknown suspect who pointed a shotgun at him.

Much like the first incident, the suspect demanded the driver set the food on the ground along with any money he had. The victim complied and the suspect stole $36.19 worth of food and $300 cash.

Less than a week later, on March 22 officers were called to Heritage Hills at Allen Rd. for a robbery. A delivery driver said he was dropping off an order in the 6400 block of Jefferson Pl., which is the same area as the first robbery. The driver reported getting no answer at the delivery address, when an unknown man approached and again pointed a long gun, demanding the victim drop money on the ground. The suspect took off with $100.

Six days later on March 28, in the same block on Jefferson Pl., an Easy Moon Bistro & Sushi delivery driver reported being robbed. The driver told police people at the home said they never ordered food, and when he was returning to his car, a man approached and pointed a long gun at his head. Luckily the victim was able to escape without injury.

It's unclear how police tracked Stoddard down. He's currently being held without bail pending a Friday morning review.