Wednesday 24 April 2019

Two charged after man in unicorn costume robs convenience store

Jacob William Rogge made off with cash and cigarettes while wearing the outfit, according to police.

(Baltimore County Police Department)
(Baltimore County Police Department)

By Press Association reporter

Two suspects have been charged after a man wearing a full body unicorn costume robbed a convenience store north of Baltimore.

Jacob William Rogge, 28 entered a branch of High’s dressed in the unusual outfit on Saturday morning used a crowbar to smash a cash register, according to police.

Baltimore County Police said Rogge fled the scene with the money from the register and cigarettes aided by an accomplice in a a silver Hyundai Elantra.

Officers later tracked down the vehicle but, according to a police statement, it swerved through oncoming traffic and hit a boulder before they could stop it.

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(Baltimore County Police)

Rogge and his alleged accomplice, 27-year-old Joseph Philip Svezzese, each face numerous charges including armed robbery.

Police say Rogge remains in hospital in a serious condition after the car crash.

The unicorn costume, which had been discarded prior to the crash, was later recovered by police from some roadside bushes.

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