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Armed robber steals cash from Toys R Us before hiding in large box

By Mason White 12:04 PM January 28, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man robbed a Toys R Us and then hid in a large box inside the store.

Police were called to the Toys R Us in Maryland, after the man who was armed with a gun, stormed the store and went from register to register demanding money.

Some customers and employees were able to flee to safety while others were inside and assisted police by reporting what the robber was doing.

The department identified the suspect as Elbert Darell Crump, 45, of the 1600 block of Mussula Road in Towson.

When the thief finally attempted to escape, he spotted police outside and ran back into the store.

Police secured the area, closed shops and several area roads. About an hour after the police were called, tactical officers entered the store and quickly found Crump hiding inside a box. He was arrested without incident.

Police said that no shots were fired and no one was hurt. The store remains closed as police continue their investigation.

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