For Immediate Release 7/27/2017
East Baltimore— Habitual offender, Tyrone Savage, was convicted on all counts stemming from a failed armed robbery attempt. The charges included: attempted armed robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, and several other gun and assault related charges. Assistant State’s Attorney Linda Ramirez of the Major Investigations Unit (MIU) prosecuted the case.
On August 31, 2016, Savage attempted to rob a man at gunpoint in the 1700 block of N. Gay Street in Broadway East at approximately 9 p.m. The victim pretended that he had no money and deliberately stepped out into traffic to get away, as Savage fled toward North Avenue.
The victim called police, providing a description of Savage, as well as his direction of travel.
A CitiWatch camera picked up Savage’s location at North Avenue and Gay Street. The Baltimore Police Department’s helicopter, Foxtrot, and other units responded.
Savage was then chased on foot into an alley. While giving chase on the ground, an officer heard a clank sound on the roof of a nearby building. Shortly thereafter, Savage was found hiding in brush and debris at the dead-end of the alley. Officers found a .38 caliber revolver, loaded with six live rounds, on the roof of a building next to alley where Savage was apprehended.
“This case is a clear display of the power of a coordinated law enforcement effort,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. “Savage was tracked in real time by CitiWatch cameras, Foxtrot, and patrol officers. Ultimately, he was apprehended, his gun was recovered, and now this gun offender is off of our streets.”
Savage who has seven prior convictions, including three felony drug offenses and a burglary conviction, faces 58 years in prison for his crimes. He is scheduled for sentencing on August 22, 2017.