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Police are investigating five separate robberies or attempted robberies in the last two weeks — three of them in Edgewood.

The most recent was around 12:36 a.m. Saturday, when an Edgewood man was beaten and robbed on his way home.

The 18-year-old victim was on Hanson Road returning to his home in the 500 block of Meadowood Drive in Edgewood, according to Sgt. Dave Betz, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Two men pushed the victim off his bike and kicked and punched him while he was on the ground, Betz said.

The men demanded that he empty his pockets and stole his cell phone, money and a pack of cigarettes, according to Betz.

The teen was injured but declined medical treatment.

The suspects are described as two black men with short hair; one was wearing a white shirt and the other a striped shirt.

Attempted robbery

On Friday, a 39-year-old Edgewood man was attacked at knifepoint.

Around 10:48 p.m., two men asked the victim for a cigarette, while in the area of Big Lots in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood, Betz said.

One of the men pulled a knife with a 6-inch blade, according to Betz.

Nothing was taken and the victim was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air for treatment of minor injuries, Betz said.

The suspects are described as black men in their 20s; one was wearing a white T-shirt and the other a dark T-shirt.

HdG robbery arrest

Just hours after an unarmed robbery at Seasons Pizza in Havre de Grace, a Havre de Grace man was arrested and charged in connection with the crime.

Michael McMillion and his mother, Janice Lavicka, told police that on June 21 they went to Seasons Pizza in the 800 block of Otsego Street, where McMillion was meeting his friend, Tyrone Webster, to repay a $5 debt for cigarettes.

Webster told McMillion to follow him into the bathroom, where McMillion pulled $90 from his pocket. He said Webster allegedly took the entire $90 from him. He thought Webster was joking and asked for the money back, explaining that it belonged to his mother.

Webster then turned off the lights in the bathroom and allegedly punched McMillion in the side of the head.

McMillion ran after Webster and saw both Webster and another man climb into a maroon F-250. McMillion allegedly recognized the driver of the truck as Jennifer Blais.

Lavicka told police the money was hers and that she recognized Webster, wearing a white shirt, as one of the men who ran from the building and climbed into the truck. She said Webster was one of her son’s friends and had spent the night at her home in the past.

Police then went to the home of Jennifer Blais and found a maroon Ford F-250 that the victims confirmed was allegedly the same vehicle that was involved in the robbery. No one responded to police attempts to contact residents at Blais’ address. Police had the truck towed for investigative purposes.

Later that evening, Blais and her friend, Jillian Umetin, arrived at Blais’ address. Umetin told police she and her friend had given a man in a white shirt a ride to Seasons Pizza. They had also stopped to pick up a friend of his on the way.

While the men went into Seasons Pizza, the women reported going into the McDonald’s across the street. A short time later Blais got a call from one of the men asking her to pick them up. She saw McMillion, whom she recognized as Mike, and an older woman following the men from the building.

She said that when the men got in the car they were laughing and told Blais to drive away. She said that as they pulled away, the men allegedly said they had taken McMillion’s money.

Around 11 p.m., Webster and his mother arrived at the Havre de Grace police station. She wanted to know what her son was allegedly involved in. Webster was immediately arrested.

Tyrone Curtis Webster, 25, of the 800 block of Ohio Street, was charged June 21 with robbery, second-degree assault and theft under $100. Webster was being held Monday at the Harford County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.

Unarmed Edgewood robbery

A 53-year-old Edgewood man was robbed June 21 as he was walking from 7-Eleven in the area of Judy Way and Brookside Drive in Edgewood, according to Monica Worrell, public information specialist with the sheriff’s office.

A black man wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt grabbed the victim from behind, put him in a headlock and went through his pockets, stealing a small amount of money, according to Worrell.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office southern precinct, 410-612-1717.

Armed robbery in Forest Hill

Four men robbed a Forest Hill youth just after midnight June 17 as he was walking in the 300 block of Bynum Road, near the athletic fields, Betz said.

Around 12:01 a.m., the victim heard a car pull up behind him and doors slam, according to Betz. Four men came up to the victim, two grabbed his arms, one grabbed his face and the fourth man went through the victim’s pockets, according to Betz.

The man who was holding the victim’s face pulled out a small, black handgun and pointed it at the victim’s face, Betz said.

The robbers took the victim’s cell phone, threw his keys in the grass, got back into a dark, four-door sedan and drove away.

All four suspects are described as white men. The man with the gun is described as a man in his 20s, about 5-feet, 9 inches with a muscular build, with close cut hair, wearing a red T-shirt and black shorts. Another suspect is described as about 18 to 20 years old wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, 410-838-6600, or Metro Crime Stoppers, 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to “CRIMES” (274637), then enter the message starting with “MCS,” then add the information. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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