INITIAL PRESS RELEASE:
On 12/14/09 a Frederick Police officer responded to Frederick Memorial Hospital to take a report of an armed robbery. The victim was receiving treatment for a minor injury incurred during the robbery. The victim reported he was approached by two males while standing on a sidewalk in the 1400 block of Taney Avenue waiting for a ride. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the victim tried to run away, the other male seized him by his clothing and struck the victim from behind with a blunt object. After the robbery, the males ran toward 7th Street.
The suspect with the gun was described as a black male with a light complexion and numerous acne scars, 6-03, 18-20 yoa, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers. The second suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, 6-01, 18-20 yoa, wearing a black and white checkered hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and red and black Nike Air Force Jordan tennis shoes.
Detective Michael Morgan of the Criminal Investigation Division was able to identify a possible suspect in the armed robbery listed above. He provided a description of the suspect to members of the agency’s Directed Patrol Unit in an effort to locate the individual. On 12/17/09 at approximately 7:30pm, DPU officers observed this man in a stairwell of an apartment building in the 1400 block of Taney Ave. The subject, identified as Timothy Nolan Fluker, age 18, was found to be in possession of several bags of suspected marijuana and was arrested.
Following Fluker’s arrest, Det. Morgan was able to confirm his involvement in the armed robbery that occurred on 12/14/09. Det. Morgan obtained an arrest warrant for Fluker’s arrest for charges of armed robbery, robbery, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault, theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit each of these offenses. On 12/21/09 Fluker was served with the arrest warrant at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. He is currently being held without bond.
The identity of a second suspect in this case remains unknown. The investigation into this robbery and similar robberies in the area is continuing. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Det. Michael Morgan at 301-600-1259. Information can also be provided via the Frederick Police Department Crime Tip Line at 301-600-TIPS or FPDCrimeTip@fredco-md.net.