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Westminster Police Department report arrest made for Armed Robbery and Stolen Vehicle on January 14th



On January 14, 2024, at approximately 4:09am, Westminster Police Department (WPD) Patrol Officers responded to Carroll Fuels at 304 East Main Street for a reported Armed Robbery. The clerk reported that the masked suspect asked for cigarettes. As the clerk retrieved the cigarettes, the suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The clerk retreated to a back room. The suspect stole the cigarettes and fled the scene.

During a canvass, a Carroll County Sheriffs Office (CCSO) Deputy observed a vehicle traveling away from the area. A registration check revealed that the vehicle’s tags were stolen. The Deputy attempted a traffic stop, but the driver fled. CCSO Deputies pursued the vehicle into Baltimore County where the driver bailed out of the vehicle. Deputies apprehended him after a brief foot chase. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was reported stolen in Baltimore County. The driver, and sole occupant, was identified as Brian L. Magruder of Baltimore City.

A joint investigation involving the WPD and the CCSO concluded that Mr. Magruder was the armed robbery suspect. He was wearing the clothing used in the robbery. WPD Detectives executed a search warrant on the stolen vehicle and recovered additional evidence corroborating Mr. Magruder’s involvement in the armed robbery. Mr. Magruder was subsequently transported to the Carroll County Detention Center and all charges can be seen in the images below…but include: Armed Robbery, Theft, Assault (1st and 2nd degree) plus others.

Mr. Magruder is currently awaiting an appearance before a District Court Commissioner.


See the post from Westminster Police Department from January 14th on Facebook here:

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