Rose Bushes Snare Alleged Thieves

Police beat

December 23, 1991

Two robbers with weapons who stole and then discarded two jackets were captured after getting trapped in rose bushes, police said.

Theincident began about 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Jumpers 7 Cinemas in Pasadena, when two teen-age boys were approached by two men who displayed a handgun and demanded their jackets, police said. The boys, realizing the gun was only a BB gun, balked, but one of the men produced a"small bat" and threatened to hit them.

The victims then gave up their jackets. The suspects fled but were apprehended when they became trapped in rose bushes along the B&A Hiker-Biker Trail, police said.

Charged with armed robbery were: Antonio D'nard Barnes, 18, of the 2900 block of Second Army Drive, FortMeade; and Charles Cornelius Smith, 19, of the 500 block of Rita Drive, Odenton.

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