Animal Hospital Robbed By Gunman

Police beat

October 30, 1991

A gunman held up the pet supplies section of the Crofton Animal Hospital Monday afternoon, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police said the man walked into the store, in the 1000 block of Route 3 in Gambrills, at 1:20 p.m..

The man then walked around the store, looking at merchandise, andthen came back to the clerk, pulled out a blue steel automatic handgun and threw a folded McDonald's bag onto the counter, police said and told her to fill it.

Police said the clerk filled the bag with money, and the man ran from the store.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 30 to 35 years old with long reddish-brown hair. He was wearing a denim jacket, faded blue jeans, sunglasses.


Two classified satellite dishes owned bythe federal government and in transit to Florida were reported missing by a Hanover shipping company.

The incident, which apparently occurred one month ago, was reported Monday.

A police report says the two dishes -- each worth $5,400 -- were shipped from Intertrans Corp. in Sterling, Va., and arrived Sept. 28 at Scalea's Airport Service near BWI.

From there, the report says the dishes -- each about 10 feet wide -- were shipped express to Stacr Corp. in Miami. The dishes were lost or stolen in the process.

Federal and local authorities are assisting in the investigation.


A woman standing near a pay phone at a Linthicum laundry was the victim of a purse snatching Monday afternoon.

A police report says the suspect asked the 52-year-old Hanover woman to move away from the phone so he could make a call. As she stepped aside, the man grabbed her purse and ran out of the laundry, in the Shipley Shopping Center.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 300 pounds. He has a round face, medium complexion and was wearing a white button-down shirt and a dark blue windbreaker.


Four young men have been charged with breaking the windows of at least eight parked cars lining a Crofton street Sunday night.

Police said the men, in a 1991 Ford pickup truck, allegedly began throwing rocks at the car windows shortly after 11 p.m.

A witness gave a description of the vandals to police,who arrested and charged four men with eight counts of destruction of property.

Those arrested are: John Allen Winebrenner, 19, of the2400 block of Kinderbrook Lane, Bowie; Todd Raymonel Michael, 18, ofthe 12000 block of Stretton Lane, Bowie; Phaon Randall Carr, 20, of the 2300 block Four Seasons Drive, Gambrills; and Barry Ray Moore Jr., 19, of the 12000 block Tempo Lane, Bowie.


An employee of a Pasadena car dealership was robbed Monday afternoon at gunpoint as he was preparing to deposit the day's receipts in a Glen Burnie bank.

A police report says the suspect gotaway with an unknown amount of money after threatening the worker ofWootton Motor Cars with a handgun.

No one was injured in the 1:30p.m. incident at the Mercantile Bank on Ritchie Highway and 6th Avenue in Glen Burnie.

The suspect is described as a black male, 28 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build. He had very short hair and was wearing dark sunglasses, black Russell-brand sweat pantsand was carrying a small, black, older-looking .25- or .32-caliber automatic handgun.

*Brooklyn Park:

4300 block Ritchie Highway. Sunday, Oct. 27. Entry gained through rear storage door of store. Beertaken. Loss: $200.

Glen Burnie:

1400 block Oakdale Road. Sunday, Oct. 27. Entry gained through garage door. 1988 Kawasaki ATV, air compressor and tool cabinet taken. Loss: $9,200.

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