Anne Arundel County police arrested a Severn man Tuesday, and charged him with using a gun in an attempt to rob two people near Arundel Mills.
Police said they responded at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to a parking lot near the mall and spoke with two young men who said they were getting into their car near the Neiman Marcus store when a man got into the back seat of their car. The victims said the man flashed a handgun and ordered them to remain there. One of the victims ran away on foot. The suspect searched the other man but did not take anything from him.
At that point, the suspect also ran off in the direction of the Best Buy store.
Police said the victims gave a description of the suspect and he was found nearby. Officers arrested Alonzo Kerry Banks, 21, of Severn and charged him with attempted robbery.
Police said that an investigation revealed the two victims knew Banks from a previous encounter and were likely targeted.