By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
After a string of armed robberies in the Federal Hill community of South Baltimore, police have made an arrest.
Jaquante Lide, 20, of the 2200 block of Presbury Street, Aaron Scott, 16 of the 1600 block of E Lamley St, and Troy Barnes, 16, of the 2500 block of Oakley Ave., face armed carjacking, attempted carjacking, theft and assault charges in at least three incidents, according to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).
Troy Barnes, 16, Jaquante Lide, 20, and Aaron Scott, 16, are all charged as adults with numerous crimes including armed carjacking according to the Baltimore Police Department. (Courtesy Photo)
All three suspects have been charged as adults.
The suspects are accused of robbing people of their cars and phones, as well as shooting one victim multiple times with a BB gun while attempting to steal her vehicle on May 25.
The 43-year-old woman was shot with a BB gun multiple times by several carjackers wanting her vehicle in the 1200 block of Riverside Ave. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.
Less than an hour later, a 19-year-old man reported that his cell phone was stolen by two armed men who jumped out of a vehicle at 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of Battery Ave.
At 4:24 p.m., in the 100 block of E. Wells St, a Jeep Patriot was taken in another armed carjacking.
According to police, Scott Barnes was arrested at Randall and S. Hanover Streets, while Lide, who is said to be the ringleader, was arrested while driving the stolen Jeep in West Baltimore.
Only Barnes had an attorney listed in online court records.
Detectives from the Citywide Robbery Unit are continuing to investigate, and any witnesses are asked to call 410-366-6341.