BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — WJZ is listening to from the sufferer of a carjacking at the hands of a Baltimore County police sergeant and a former officer who are suspected in a multi-state crime spree.
Police mentioned the man was carjacked Wednesday afternoon in Cockeysville by Robert Vicosa, a former officer accused of kidnapping his youngsters from their Pennsylvania residence, and Tia Bynum, a police sergeant and buddy of Vicosa’s.
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In an unique interview Thursday with WJZ, the unnamed man mentioned the carjacking occurred as he was leaving work in Cockeysville, the place he particulars vehicles for a dwelling.
“I’m just a bit drained,” the person mentioned. “I’m fearful concerning the infants, these stunning little women.”
The youngsters the person talked about are Vicosa’s daughters, 6-year-old Aaminah and 7-year-old Gianna, who’ve been lacking since earlier this week. Vicosa is accused of attacking his estranged spouse at their York-area residence and holding her captive earlier than fleeing with the couple’s youngsters.
Authorities in Pennsylvania have been looking for Vicosa and his daughters since Monday. Regardless of a number of sightings, Vicosa has averted seize.
Vicosa is needed on a listing of costs together with kidnapping, armed carjacking, assault and theft.
Investigators imagine the previous officer is getting assist from Bynum, a Baltimore County police sergeant and shut buddy who has since been suspended from responsibility. Bynum is charged with false imprisonment.
Throughout a Thursday morning information convention, police mentioned Vicosa and Bynum allegedly carjacked a person in Cockeysville at gunpoint Wednesday and compelled him to drive them across the Baltimore space earlier than letting him go.
Standing alongside Pennsylvania authorities, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt reiterated that police are centered on bringing the kids residence safely. She pleaded with Bynum to do the suitable factor.
“Tia, our precedence is the security and wellbeing of Gianna and Aaminah,” Hyatt mentioned. “Please, get these two harmless and valuable youngsters to a protected location. You’ll be able to drop them off at a public security facility or every other protected location with a accountable grownup to look after them. Their wellbeing and security is everybody’s precedence.”
Vicosa was terminated from the Baltimore County Police Division in August, the company confirmed. In response to a duplicate of a police union publication, he was accused of sleeping on the job, insubordination and conduct unbecoming of an officer.
Each Vicosa and Bynum are thought-about armed and harmful, police mentioned. Anybody who sees them is requested to name 911 instantly.