Detectives obtained video footage from YouTube of people entering and exiting a closed 7-11 store in the 300 block of W. Baltimore on April 25. The video shows the two leaving the store with merchandise approximately ten seconds into the video. Richard, dressed in yellow sneakers, black Adidas jogging pants and a jean jacket with a patch, is seen leaving with Slim Jims and other items. Cobb, dressed in yellow shoes, blue pants and a black sweatshirt with a large shite graphic, is seen leaving with Tostitos chips and other merchandise. The YouTube video was reviewed with 7-11 footage and showed the suspects wearing the same outfits.
Cobb and Richard had been assigned to a downtown Baltimore Division of Correction facility. Before charges were made, Cobb and Richard had been placed on administrative leave. “Our Intelligence and Investigative Division did an outstanding job, immediately following-up on this tip,” said DPSCS Secretary Stephen T. Moyer. “We will not allow the vast majority of our employees who are honest and hardworking to be tainted by the actions of a few.”