Teens To Be Tried As Adults In Robbery

Police beat

March 01, 1992

Two juveniles, arrested about 15 minutes after a holdup at a 7-Eleven store in Abingdon last Sunday, will be tried as adults on charges of armed robbery and theft under $300, the Harford County Sheriff's Department said.

Bail was set at $25,000 for each suspect.

John B. Bonham, 16, and Clint E. Rhodes, 17, both of Delta, Pa., were stopped in Bel Air at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway after deputies saw them driving a truck that matched the description of the vehicle that fled the scene of the robbery, according to police.

Police said that when officers checked the inside the truck,they found a 7-inch knife and cash, later identified as coming from the 7-Eleven.

One of the two suspects entered the 7-Eleven, at 3000 Abingdon Road, shortly before 2:20 a.m, according to police. After placing two ice cream bars on the checkout counter, the suspect placed his hand under his jacket and said he wanted money from the cash register.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspectjumped into the passenger side of a white pickup truck that had its motor running in the store's parking lot. The truck headed toward Route 7 on Abingdon Road.

Deputies who had been alerted to the robbery saw a truck with two occupants matching a description given by witnesses at the 7-Eleven and pulled the truck over.

POLICE SEEK ROBBER OF JOPPA VIDEO STORE

A man in Mike's Video in Joppa was more interested in the store's cash than its movies on Feb. 21.

About 9:30 p.m., a man entered the store, at 519 Pulaski Highway, browsed through the shelves of the adult video section and then approached the check-out counter with a video. As he approached the counter, he reached inside his jacket and announced a holdup, police said.

The clerk took money from the cash register and gave it to the man.

The sheriff's office said the suspect, a black male about 25 years old, is about6 feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark jacket, pink shirt, gray stone-washed jeans and brown dress shoes at the time of theincident.

REWARD OFFERED FOR VANDALISM TIP

The Fallston High School Cougar Booster Club is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the destruction of the school's marquee on the corner of Carrs Mill Road and Route 152 on Feb. 2.

Information should be forwarded to Crime Solvers of Harford County, at 877-STOP.

A compilation of some of the crimes police agencies in the county said they investigated last week.

Aberdeen

Unit block of Roosevelt Avenue: A television and pots and pans, worth about $430, were stolen from a residence while the occupant was hospitalized Feb. 19, Aberdeen police reported.

Bel Air

Heighe Street: A "Bazooka" bass tube speaker worth about $300 was stolen from a automobile parked on the street Feb. 20, Bel Air policereported.

High Plains Drive: The county Sheriff's Office reportedthat two manhole covers were stolen and about $2,000 of damage was done Feb. 19.

Edgewood

400 block of Meadowwood Drive: A VCR, jewelry and currency worth $520 were stolen from a residence Feb. 22, the county Sheriff's Office reported.

1700 block of Van Bibber Road:County police reported that a guest at the Quality Inn reported the theft of $4,955 in jewelry Feb. 24.

Havre de Grace

400 block ofLewis Lane: A 3-foot section of a telephone pole was thrown through the window of the Havre de Grace Middle School cafeteria Feb. 20, resulting in about $800 in damage, Havre de Grace police reported.

300 block of South Stokes Street: A woman reported that her $586 Department of Social Services check was stolen from her home during the first week of February, Havre de Grace police reported.

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