Pole camera catches shooting
Jul 25, 2007
BALTIMORE - Using footage from a pole camera, Baltimore police quickly arrested three men wanted in a shooting and robbery early Wednesday in downtown Baltimore.
Shortly after 3 a.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and Mulberry Street, two suspects held up a man dealing drugs and shot the dealer as he ran away, police said.
The entire scene was caught on a Baltimore Police Department pole camera, whose operator quickly called patrol officers. The suspects were caught as they fled the scene in a car.
Officers arrested the two robbers and their get-away driver in the 500 block of North Fremont Avenue and seized .38 caliber and .44 caliber handguns from the vehicle, police said.
“If it wasn’t for this camera, these guys might have gotten away,” said Baltimore police spokesman Detective Donny Moses. “They’d be at home sleeping right now waiting to rob somebody else tonight.”
Police did not release the names of the three men because they have not been formally charged.
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