Rob­bery sus­pect ar­rested af­ter chase

GPS track­ing de­vice used to lo­cate sus­pect

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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.

NORTH EAST

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.

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NE­WARK POST PHOTO BY JOSH SHAN­NON

Po­lice used a GPS track­ing de­vice to catch the man ac­cused of rob­bing the Sub­ur­ban Plaza GameS­top at gun­point on Thurs­day.

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