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Man Arrested, Charged In Perring Plaza Purse Snatching

A group of witnesses held the alleged robber until police arrived to arrest him.

A man has been arrested in connection with a purse snatching in Perring Plaza Shopping Center Sunday afternoon.

Brian Scott Rogers, 34, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with robbery, second-degree assault and theft. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

On Dec. 2, an 86-year-old woman was opening the door to her vehicle, parked in the lot at Perring Plaza Shopping Center, when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her purse, according to a police report.

When the woman would not release the purse, the man began to drag her by it, then threw her down in the travel lane of the parking lot.

Three bystanders saw the man take off with the woman's purse and chased him. One of the bystanders caught up with the robber near the Home Depot store and threw him to the ground and held him until police arrived, the report said.

CarneyGirl December 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
What a P.O.S. bastard! I'm so happy he was caught thanks to fellow community neighbors that jumped into action. Very heroic of them to take that personal risk. These scumbags need to pay dearly in this life and the after life for their poor actions.
TaMMY December 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
I couldnt agree better myself.. What a Piece of Trash!!! Although, the woman should have just given her purse, and let him go, so she didnt get hurt, but I understand, older people dont want to give up what they have, because they have so very little, Kudos to the Bystanders, Id love to see their names posted. I would have done the same, but so often so many just dont want to get involved. =)
Cathi Farley December 07, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Bad enough too rob someone, let alone an 86 yr old woman! POS is right. Druggie no doubt. Thank god for the good citizens who helped catch him.
tom December 07, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Just shoo this guy and get it over with
Jenn S December 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Kudos to those who helped this lady.
Andy December 08, 2012 at 02:36 AM
I would have worked that POS over big time if I saw that. Maybe even taken a piece of Home depot lumber finish the job!
Towson resident December 08, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Nice to hear a story where bystanders helped out, too often you hear about people standing by during a crime. Thank you to those who helped the woman, glad he was caught and no one hurt.
JW December 08, 2012 at 01:50 PM
What a scum bag! Great job to all at Home Depot! Poor woman must've been scared out of her mind.

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