Robbery suspect arrested after chase
GPS tracking device used to locate suspect
— A Baltimore County man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly robbed a store in Delaware and then led police on a chase that ended in Perryville.
E lv is Aaron Anderson, 41, from Rosedale, is charged in Cecil County with possession of a stolen vehicle, drug possession, fleeing and eluding and various traffic charges.
Newark Police will be charging Anderson in connection with the armed robbery of GameStop in Suburban Plaza Shopping Center in Newark, Del., earlier Thursday. According to Maryland State Police, the suspect in that robbery displayed a silver revolver, demanded cash and fled into Maryland in a car that police later discovered was stolen from Baltimore City and had tags stolen in Delaware.
Unbeknownst to Anderson, employees of the GameStop also gave him a GPS tracking device.
Responding officers from the Newark Police Department accessed information from the device and determined Anderson’s car was at the intersection of Route 272 and Route 40 near North East, about 15 miles from the scene of the crime. They also checked the city’s surveillance cameras to confirm a description of Anderson’s vehicle and obtain his license plate number, a spokesman said.
Newark Police then relayed that information to MSP, which sent officers to intercept Anderson’s vehicle approximately 40 minutes after the robbery happened. According to MSP officials, Anderson refused to pull over, and several officers chased him down Route 40 toward Perryville.
MSP troopers and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies were joined by Perryville Police Department officers as the chase approached Coudon Boulevard in Perryville. According to state police, the vehicle turned onto what the driver expected was a road, but was in fact a wooded dead end.
Abandoning the car, the suspect fled into the woods, but was surrounded by officers and minutes later was captured.
Anderson is being held in the Cecil County Detention Center on $75,000 bond. Newark Police will also seek to extradite Anderson from Cecil County to face charges of first-degree robbery, aggravated menacing and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.
Police used a GPS tracking device to catch the man accused of robbing the Suburban Plaza GameStop at gunpoint on Thursday.