Armed Pair Robs Convenience Store


September 10, 1991

Two men, one armed with a gun, robbed a Glen Burnie convenience store early yesterday.

County police said the pair walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 7800 block of Quarterfield Road at about 2 a.m. One man threatened the clerk with the gun, demanding that she open the safe. When the clerk said she could not, he forced her to open the cash register.

Police said the man took the money out of the register and left with the other man.

Police described the gunman as black, in his 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a blue checkered shirt and dark pants.

The second robber is described as black, in his 30s, with a heavy build.


A Pasadena man was arrested Friday and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute after an officer witnessed what he believed to bea drug transaction on a Glen Burnie street corner.

County police said Officer Maxwell Frye stopped Jeffrey Alan Britt, 29, at 12:30 p.m. on Ritchie Highway near Sixth Avenue after Frye saw what appeared to be a drug deal.

Police said that when Britt gave Frye permission to search him, the officer found a small container of cocaine.

Police said Britt tried to run when Frye took the container, but Frye caught him. Police said Frye found 60 grams of cocaine after further searching Britt.


Two Severn men were charged with maiming and battery after a fight Sunday night in Meade Village, county police said.

Police said the two men werearguing in the 1700 block of Circle Road when one of the men took a butcher knife and cut the other.

As the pair wrestled over the knife, the second man took hold of it and cut the first man, police said.

Marvin Henderson, 36, of the 1700 block Circle Road, and WilliamTyrone Coates, 29, of the 8500 block Pioneer Drive, were treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.


Two men wearing ski masks robbed a Linthicum fast-food restaurant Saturday night.

County police said the masked men walked into Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 700 block of Nursery Road at about 10 p.m. and forced all of the employees except the manager into the restroom.

They ordered the manager to open the safe and took the money,police said.

Police described the robbers as two black men, about5 feet 8 inches tall.


Countypolice district narcotics officers charged seven people Friday with narcotics violations after a sting operation at the Cape St. Claire Shopping Center.

Investigators said they had received complaints about drug activity from residents of the community. Undercover officers confiscated a 1979 Chevrolet, a 1980 Cadillac, a pump-action shotgun and $570.

Benjamin Albert Dennis, 26, of the 1100 block of Madison Street, Annapolis; Daniel Alan Simpson, 23, of the 1100 block of Riverbay Road, Annapolis; and Philip J. Meed, 23, of the 1100 block ofRiverbay Road were charged with distribution of cocaine.

David Eugene Stewart, 19, of the 1200 block of Hilltop Drive, Annapolis, was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Michael Shane Kline, 22, of the 1200 block of Hilltop Drive; Harry Richard Asquith, 20, of the 1100 block of Hampton Road, Annapolis, and Rodney B. Hoddinott, 21, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., were charged with possession of phencyclidine hydrochloride, or PCP.


A 31-year-old Bowie man was killed in a car accident involving two men early Sunday in Herald Harbor, police said.

William GregoryMercer, 31, of the 8100 block of Blake Court, was pronounced dead atAnne Arundel Medical Center shortly after the 12:30 a.m. accident.

Clinton Edward Harrison, 24, of the 1100 block of Blue Bird Lane inCrownsville, was in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police could not say yesterday which man had been the driver. They said the driver lost control of the car while speeding on Old Herald Harbor Road near Bill Carr Road. The car hit two trees, and both men were thrown free.


A pizza restaurant employee was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday as he was making a deposit at First National Bank in the Crofton Shopping Centre, police said.

Officers said that at about 2 a.m., an employee of Little Caesar's Pizza was about to place money in the bank's night drop when a masked man hit him on the head with a stick.

The man ordered the employee to give him the money and then the keys to his car, police said.

Police said the robber was a white male wearing a red and blue ski mask.


A 35-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after he broke into a Glen Burnie woman's apartment and beat her, police said.

Police said they found Keith Alexander Harmon, 35, of no fixed address, sleeping in the woman's bedroom after the 5:30 a.m.attack Saturday.

According to investigators, Harmon broke into the woman's apartment in the 200 block of Southbridge Drive through thedining room window.

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