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Two teens and an adult arrested in Federal Hill carjacking and robbery spree

Posted: 1:33 PM, May 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-28 10:36:27-04
Two Teens, Adult charged in rash of Federal Hill carjacking and robberies

BALTIMORE — Two teens and an adult are in custody after police say they committed a rash of armed robberies in Federal Hill on Saturday night.

20-year-old Jaquante Lide and 16-year-old's Aaron Scott and Troy Barnes are each charged with multiple counts of armed carjacking, attempted armed carjacking, armed robbery, and assault.

Baltimore Police say their spree kicked off around 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Battery Avenue, when a 19-year-old was robbed of a cell phone.

A vehicle reportedly pulled up into the block, at which point two suspects got out, one armed with a gun and demanded the victim's phone.

After taking the phone, the suspects fled.

A half hour later, several suspects approached a 43-year-old woman in the 1200 block of Riverside Avenue and attempted to steal her car.

Though efforts to take the car were unsuccessful, one of the suspects ended up assaulting the victim with a BB gun prior to running off.

The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Then a little over 20 minutes later, detectives believe the same suspects carjacked a victim of their Jeep Patriot at gunpoint in the 100 block of E. Wells Street.

Police say with the community's help, they were able to quickly arrest and identify two of the suspects at the intersection of Randall and S. Hanover Street.

A short time later, the third suspect was arrested and identified after officers spotted the stolen Jeep Patriot in the 2300 block of W. Baltimore Street.

Scott and Barnes have each been charged as adults.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact investigators at 410-366-6341.