Man with a unicorn costume arrested for armed robbery

Jacob William Rogge is arrested after a robbery at the weekend during which police say he was wearing a unicorn costume.
(Baltimore County Police Department)

A mythical crowbar-wielding unicorn has been captured in Maryland, officials say.

Jacob William Rogge is now arrested after the targeting of a grocery store in Baldwin early Saturday morning, while wearing a “full body white and pink unicorn costume,” Baltimore County Police say.

While in the store, Rye used a crowbar to smash a cash register with money and cigarettes, according to the police.

The 28-year-old jumped into a getaway car allegedly driven by his accomplice, Joseph Philip Svezzese, 27. The police were able to track down the couple after their vehicle — which eventually lost control, week into oncoming traffic and collided against a tree.

The unicorn costume was found on the side of the road after the robbery, police said.
(Baltimore County Police Department)


Baltimore County Police say that the unicorn costume “was discarded prior to the crash, but later recovered by the police from the side of the road in some bushes.” Evidence also was allegedly found tying both men to the supermarket heist.

For Rye and Svezzese, they are now facing numerous charges, including armed robbery and theft. Rogge is still in the hospital in serious condition, while Svezzese is being held without bail, pending a review of the hearing.

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