Police Department collaboration leads to the arrest of serial robber

Photo by Baltimore County Police Department

Photo by Baltimore County Police Department

A 53-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the armed robberies of multiple stores and restaurants from mid-November to Thanksgiving eve, Baltimore County Police said.

The man was identified as Thomas Hudson III, with an unknown address at this time. Police attributed the arrest to collaboration among the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit, patrol units and other task forces. Hudson was charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, first-degree assault, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony or violent crime.

Detectives allegedly connected Hudson to “at least six” armed robberies in Baltimore County and several others in Baltimore City and Arundel Mills. He is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail, pending trial.

The Investigative Services Unit and Community Action Team of the Pikesville Precinct tracked down Hudson’s vehicle and waited for him to return to it when they apprehended the him and searched the car for evidence, police said. In the car, officers found the weapon, which turned out to be an air pistol, used to complete all of the robberies.

“Due to the intuitive work of our patrol officers and the collective effort of our detectives, we have put an end to this crime spree, which clearly would have continued for quite some time,” said Col. Steven M. Hlavach, commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

–Alexander Muldrow

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