FBI Seeking Information on Shotgun Four Serial Robbers
The FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s help in identifying individual’s part of the “Shotgun Four,” who are wanted in connection with a series of commercial armed robberies in Baltimore. Investigators believe the Shotgun Four are responsible for more than 10 robberies beginning in March 2016; the most recent incident was on April 18.
Investigators believe the New Bazar Halal Meat, on 2701 Hungtindon Avenue was robbed by the Shotgun Four twice in a three-week period.
On April 15 at approximately 7:35 p.m., the first suspect, wearing a denim shirt, black jeans, and brown Timberland boots, was on his cell phone when he entered the store and asked an employee about the cost of toilet paper. Investigators believe he then signaled for two male suspects to enter the store.
Suspect two, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, entered the store carrying a sawed-off shotgun. Suspect three also entered the store while on his cell phone. Suspect two pointed the gun at an employee and told him to open the register. Suspects two and three took all of the currency from the register and fled the store with suspect one.
At each of the commercial armed robberies, there have been multiple suspects involved. The below photos of the suspects are from the April 15 New Bazar Halal Meat armed robbery.
No one has been hurt in any of the robberies. The list of commercial armed robberies (all in the city of Baltimore) is as follws:
- March 15—H&C Grocery, 2302 Greenmount Avenue
- March 20 —Roma Pizza, 5510 Park Heights Avenue
- March 21—Greenmount Mini Market, 1909 Greenmount Avenue
- March 22—Melvin’s Food Market, 2201 W. Baltimore Street
- March 22—New Bazar Halal Meat, 2701 Huntingdon Avenue
- April 13—Boost Mobile, 6970 Reistertown Road
- April 14—India Tandoor, 2900 Huntingdon Avenue
- April 14—EZ Win Grocery, 2401 Jefferson Street
- April 15—7Eleven, 401 E 33rd Street
- April 15— New Bazar Halal Meat, 2701 Huntingdon Avenue
- April 18—EZ Grocery, 5460 Parkheights Avenue
The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI agents, Baltimore City Police detectives, Baltimore County Police detectives, and Anne Arundel County Police detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions, and fugitive felons.
If anyone has any information about the robbers or robberies, you are asked to call the Baltimore FBI at (410) 265-8080. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to arrests in this case.