Baltimore County Police responded to the parking structure at the Towson Town Center Mall Tuesday evening. At the scene, the responding officers met with a woman who said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Through investigation detectives determined the report was false.
Approximately 5:40 p.m., officers investigated an armed robbery and attempted carjacking at the mall. A 46-year-old Parkville woman said two suspects approached her after she exited the mall and was about to get in her vehicle. The woman told police that she believed the suspects who were described as black males with hooded sweatshirts and ski masks had a handgun.
The woman said she refused to give the suspects her car keys, but did give them her purse instead.
K9, air support and ground support units canvased the area in an attempt to locate the suspects. Towson Town Center Mall security officers were dispatched to the scene to assist in the investigation. Towson University also tweeted cautionary information to students.
As the investigation continued, the woman began to change her story. Surveillance video obtained from the mall showed the woman driving onto the lot and parking, but never leaving her vehicle, before driving back of the parking lot just before calling police, according to the report.
Police are seeking charges against the woman for falsely reporting a crime. She has now become uncooperative with police.