Arrests In Series Of Armored Car Robberies

Thursday, May 26, 2011 – John Patti
A joint investigation by the FBI, Howard County Police and Montgomery County Police led to the arrest of 26 year old David Marquise Howard of Hyattsville and 23 year old Charles Larry Hilton of Owings Mills in connection with a series of armored car robberies.

Howard and Hilton were arrested by Howard County Police earlier this month for a 2010 armored car robbery and charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, theft and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. Hilton also faces charges of reckless endangerment and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

After posting bond, they were arrested by Montgomery County Police for another case. They are charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The arrests close the following cases:

· A Dec. 27, 2010, robbery of a Dunbar armored car guard at Giant Food in the 4700 block of Dorsey Hall Drive in Ellicott City. Anyone with questions regarding this case can contact Howard County Police, 410-313-2236.

· An April 4 robbery of a Dunbar armored car guard at Bank of America in the 11400 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring.

Through investigation of the April 4 case, Montgomery County detectives identified the two men as suspects. Working with Howard County Police and the FBI, the suspects were confirmed, and evidence linking them to both crimes was developed.

Howard is being held at Montgomery County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. Hilton posted $500,000 bond and was released.

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