County police were looking yesterday for the couple who robbed a Laurel convenience store at gunpoint Monday night.
Police said the man and woman walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 3200 block of Laurel-Fort Meade Road at about 11:30 p.m. The woman took two bottles of soda from one of the coolers and started to walk to the cash register.
But, police said, she seemed to change her mind and put the bottles back. The man then walked behind the counter and put a small handgun to the side of one of the clerks, demanding that he open the register.
The clerk complied and the man took about $37.50 from the drawer, police said.
Police described the man as black, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 155 pounds. He was wearing a red shirt and blackpants.
The woman was described as black, in her mid-20s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds. She was wearing a light blue jacket, black shirt and faded jeans.
TWO MEN CHARGED IN COCAINE ARRESTS
Two men police spotted smoking crack cocaine in the parking lot of an Odenton bar have been charged with possession of the drug, police said.
Jerome Edward Paylor, 23, of the 1300 block of Huntover Drivein Odenton, and Glen Wayne LaFlure, 40, of the 8000 block of New Colony Road in Severn, were also charged with possession of paraphernalia, police said.
The police report said officers were working on surveillance in the parking lot of the Star Inn Lounge on Route 175 when they saw the men passing a beer can to each other. The report said the men took puffs from the can as if it were a pipe.
The officersconfiscated the can, which they said contained cocaine residue.
SHOTGUN BLAST INJURES TWO IN ANNAPOLIS
A blast from a sawed-off shotgun left two men wounded in an Annapolis public housing complex after an argument over money, city police reported.
Corey A. Adams, 22, of the 600 block of Waugh Chapel Road, suffered shotgun pellet wounds to his chin and right foot, police said. The shooting occurred at 11:50 p.m. Monday in the hallway of an apartment building in the Newtowne 20 complex.
Another pellet ricocheted and struck Kendall R. Brown in the arm and chest, police said.
Both victims were treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center and released yesterday.
Police said Adams identified the suspect, a resident of the Newtowne 20 complex, and said he had argued with the gunman about money earlier in the evening.
Adams told police he spotted the suspect in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive just before the shooting. The suspect then went into a nearby woods, returned with the sawed-off shotgun and fired, Adams told police.
Police were still searching yesterday for the suspect, whom they did not identify.
UNSOLICITED GROOMING UPSETS TAIL-LESS HORSE
Police are looking for Trouble, or at least a part of him.
ACrownsville woman reported to police that a vandal entered a field next her house last week and chopped off the tail hair of her horse, Trouble.
Karen Lambert, of the 300 block of South Riverside Road, told police her horse is upset because it can no longer swat the fliesoff its back.
The following break-ins have been reported to county and Annapolis police:
1000 block of Crain Highway: Sept. 9, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.
600 block of Carolyn Road: Sept. 9, entry gained through the door. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.