Armed Robbery Suspects Flee Police, Crash, One Released On Unsecured Bond

Police make arrests in Newark Shoplifting turned robbery, according to  Newark Police Spokesman Lt. Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said on June 2, 2021, Newark Police responded to the Tobacco One store in the 1000 block of South College Avenue for a report of a robbery. An employee reported that a male and female entered the store. Each of the suspects removed merchandise from the display and concealed it on their person. The female suspect fled the store and the employee confronted the male suspect as he tried to exit. The male suspect removed a knife from his waistband and threatened the employee with it. The male fled the store and both suspects fled together in a vehicle. The employee was not injured.

Based in part on witness statements and surveillance video, detectives identified the suspects as William Payes IV, 32 and Angela Biggs, 40. Both are from North East, MD. Arrest warrants were issued for both suspects charging them each with Robbery First Degree and Conspiracy Second Degree. Payes is also charged with Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

On Thursday, July 29, 2021, Deputies from the Cecil County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Office observed a vehicle occupied by William Payes IV, 32 and Angela Biggs, 40. The deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and engaged in a pursuit with the vehicle. The vehicle crashed and both were taken to an area hospital.

Upon his release from the hospital, Payes was transported to Newark Police headquarters where he was charged with:

Robbery First Degree

Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony
Conspiracy Second Degree
He appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video and was ordered to be held in default of $122,000 cash bail.

Biggs was charged with:

Robbery First Degree
Conspiracy Second Degree
She appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #2 by video from the hospital and was released on $31,000 unsecured bond.

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