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Carjacker, 20, Killed Woman To Steal Her Car

A man has been arrested for murdering a woman with a forklift truck so he could steal her car.

Photo shows Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown, after being arrested. The man, 20, is suspected of murdering a woman with a stolen forklift on Sunday, July 02, 2023. (Charles County Sheriff’s Office/Newsflash)

The suspect has been named as Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown, 20, and police say he allegedly murdered Gloristine Pinkney, 73, with the stolen forklift in Waldorf, in Charles County, in the US state of Maryland, on Sunday, 2nd July.

Brown allegedly broke into a Lowe’s Home Improvement store, stole the forklift and then rammed it through the store’s gates and entered a Home Depot car park.

He then reportedly rammed Pinkney’s parked car, causing the woman to get out of it and attempt to flee.

But Brown then allegedly chased her down with the forklift and hit her with it before stealing her car.

Police found Pinkney’s body under the forklift truck after responding to a call about the burglary.

Newsflash obtained a statement from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, 3rd July, saying: “Detectives assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division have arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide that occurred in the parking lot of Home Depot on Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf.

“On July 2 at 12:40 a.m., officers responded to a burglary and theft in progress at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in the 2500 block of Crain Highway.

“The suspect, Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown, 20, of Waldorf, broke into the business, stole a forklift and rammed it through the rear gates. Brown left Lowe’s on the forklift, entering the parking lot of Home Depot on Jefferson Farm Place where, for unknown reasons, he rammed a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot.”

The statement continued: “A woman, who was asleep in the car, got out when the forklift struck her car and began running away. Brown followed her, struck her with the forklift and ran over her, and then stole the victim’s car and fled.

“Officers who were investigating the initial burglary at Lowe’s canvassed the area and observed the forklift in the Home Depot parking lot. They subsequently discovered the victim underneath of the forklift; she was pronounced deceased on the scene. The victim was later identified as Gloristine Pinkney, 73, of Waldorf. Brown and Pinkney are not known to each other.”

The police said that they were eventually able to track down and arrest the suspect.

The statement said: “After pursuing leads, detectives were able to positively identify Brown as the suspect. He was arrested during the evening hours of July 2. The victim’s vehicle was recovered near the suspect’s house. Brown was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, assault, theft and other related charges.

“He is currently being held at the Charles County Detention Center without bond. Detective Weaver is investigating.”

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