A convenience store clerk thwarted an armed robbery yesterday morning by simply telling the man threatening her with a knife to leave.
County police said a man walked into Ed's Shell Food Mart, in the 100 block of Mountain Road in Pasadena, about 1:50 a.m. and asked for apack of cigarettes.
While the clerk was getting some matches, the man took out a knife and demanded money from the cash register. "The clerk refused and told the suspect to leave," police said.
The man walked out of the store and was driven away in a metallic blue van east on Mountain Road. A description of the man was not available.
SEVERN ROBBER PUNCHES CLERK, FLEES WITH CASH
A man robbed a Severn convenience store Saturday night, getting away with an undetermined amount of money after punching a clerk in the face, police said.
A man wearing a silky blue sweat suit, a blue ski mask and blue gloves, demanded money from a clerk in the High's Store on Route 170 and Reece Road at about 8 p.m.
The clerk, a 36-year-old Severn woman, opened the register and the man reached in and took the money. Police said he then hit the clerk in the face and ran out of the store.