Video: Police interrupt armed robbery at CVS

Bodycam video shows officers taking a masked man into custody and recovering a loaded handgun


By Taylor Deville
Towson Times, Md.

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Three men have been charged after Baltimore County police responded to an armed robbery in progress Dec. 1 at a CVS Pharmacy on East Joppa Road.

Officers responded to a call of a possible armed robbery in progress at 11:34 p.m. in the 2900 block of Joppa Road, with reports of multiple suspects in the store taking prescription medications.

Body worn camera footage released by police Dec. 4 shows officers entering the convenience store and ordering Taiquan Da'jon Fuqua, 21, who was standing over two bystanders behind the clerk's counter, to get on the ground.

Fuqua hesitates, and footage shows his hand move toward the location where a handgun was concealed on the right side of his person. The video shows police then removing the handgun, which police said was loaded.

Two other men, David Roosevelt Fulgham III, 22, of the 1100 block of North Bond Street, and Dylan Launclet Smith, 21, of York, Pennsylvania, were arrested in Baltimore during a foot pursuit after they fled with prescription medications through the pharmacy window, police said.

A loaded handgun also was recovered on Smith, and cash and medications were recovered inside the vehicle, according to law enforcement.

Fuqua, Fulgham and Smith are charged with multiple counts of armed robbery and first-degree assault.

All three were being held without bond Friday.

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