Police catch two men who forced way into home, assaulted and robbed residents

ANNAPOLIS, MD. (WJLA) - Annapolis police have arrested two men accused of forcing their way into a home and assaulting and robbing the residents early Thursday morning.

Police said the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. in an apartment in the 1100 block of Madison Street.

Officers responded to the apartment after receiving an open 911 call in which only screaming and yelling could be heard in the background.

When officers arrived, the residents reported that a robbery had just occurred.

The residents said there had been a knock on their door at around 2 a.m., and when they answered, two suspects forced their way into the apartment.

The two men allegedly threatened to shoot the residents and demanded money. One of the two men allegedly took a cell phone, struck one of the residents in the face, and then fled out a back door.

The residents provided a description of the two men, and officers were then able to locate the two suspects in the area.

The two suspects have been identified as Jalen Hayes, 19, of Annapolis, and Alique Rashard, 20, of Halethorpe.

Hayes and Rashard were arrested and charged with robbery, burglary, assault and theft. Hayes was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance; police did not report what the substance was, but said it was not marijuana.

Both are being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $500,000 bonds.