A former Baltimore County police officer is accused of kidnapping his younger daughters and committing a string of armed crimes, officers stated Thursday.
Authorities are pleading with Robert Vicosa to ship his 6- and 7-year-old daughters, Giana and Aaminah, someplace secure.
“Please get these two harmless and treasured youngsters to a secure location,” Baltimore County Police chief Melissa Hyatt stated in an attraction to Vicosa throughout a information convention Thursday.
Vicosa’s estranged spouse instructed police she had been assaulted on Sunday by Vicosa, who held her at gunpoint and fled with the women, in line with authorities and NBC affiliate WBAL.
Police stated that Vicosa additionally kidnapped a person at gunpoint within the Cockeysville space on Wednesday, about 14 miles north of Baltimore.
He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and had two younger ladies with him, in line with the Baltimore County Police Division. He was additionally with Tia Bynum, who was suspended from the division on Wednesday.
Vicosa and Bynum carjacked the person and compelled him to drive to numerous places earlier than releasing him with out hurt, Hyatt stated.
Vicosa and the women had been additionally seen Tuesday in Felten, Pennsylvania, simply over the Maryland border.
A lady there instructed WBAL that he was hiding out in her camper and when she found him, he held a gun to her.
“He wished to tie me. ‘Something within the camper to tie you up?’ I stated, ‘No, I don’t.’ I stated, ‘Take my automobile’ (and) obtained my keys, gave them to him,” stated the girl, who WBAL didn’t establish.
He instructed the girl that he did not like the way in which his spouse’s household was treating his daughters, and at one level left them alone with the girl.
“I stated, ‘Is your daddy going to harm me?’ She stated, ‘No, my daddy is sweet,’” the girl stated. The three finally left.
Police are asking the general public to not method Vicosa or Bynum, warning they could be armed with semi-automatic rifles along with the handgun, they usually have regulation enforcement coaching.
Bynum labored within the division’s felony investigations bureau, Hyatt stated, whereas Vicosa was a sergeant earlier than being demoted to an officer and in the end getting fired earlier this yr.
Vicosa, who used to go by Robert Brown, had been accused by three feminine officers of “viewing inappropriate movies of their presence, making inappropriate remarks of a sexual nature, and leering,” in line with division data.