Men Use Mace, Gun To Rob Restaurant

Police beat

March 17, 1992

Two bandits armed with Mace and a gun robbed a Pasadena restaurant Sunday night, county police said.

Detectives said the pair walked into the back door of Morrison's Cafeteria in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway at 9:45 p.m., ordered employees into the manager's office and told them to lie on the floor.

The manager opened the safe and gave the robbers cash before one of them sprayed Mace in his face, detectives said.

The robbers forced the employees into the walk-in freezer. The workers stayed there for a short time before calling police.

The first robber was described as a black male, about 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He was armed with a handgun.

The second robber was described as a black male in his 30s, about 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds. He wore a black stocking cap over his head and was armed with Mace, police said.


A 17-year-old girl told police she was sexually assaulted by a man who gave her a ride home from a Baltimore bar early Sunday morning.

County police said the girl accepted a ride from the man at about 1:30 a.m. Instead of driving her home, he drove to a deserted area on Marley Neck Boulevard and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The girl managed to jump from the car when the man stopped at a traffic light on B&A Boulevard, police said.

Police provided no description of the assailant.


A 33-year-old woman was attacked by three men in the hallway of a Glen Burnie apartment building early Sunday morning.

Detectives said the woman was inside the building in the 400 block of Pamela Road at about 2:30 a.m. when three men grabbed her and pushed her to theground. One began to take off his pants, but stopped.

The three men -- two white and one black -- then ran from the building, police said.


A man snatched a Glen Burnie woman's purse as she was getting out of her car Saturday night,county police said.

Investigators said the thief grabbed the purse at 9:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of Furnace Branch Road.

Police described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, with a thin build andshort, dark hair.


County police charged a Pasadena man with possession of LSD, after officers found the drug in his car Friday outside a Brooklyn Park bar.

Officers said Thomas Lee Willis, 28, of the 1700 block Grandview Road, was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the Flamingo Inn in the 5200block of Sixth Street at 2:30 a.m. Friday.

When officers asked him for his identification, they saw a small plastic bag in the glove compartment of his car, police said.

Inside the bag they found a square piece of paper with LSD on it, the police report said.

Policeconfiscated $243 from Willis and took him to Northern District station to be charged.


Three men armed with guns held up an Annapolis bicycle shop Friday evening, escaping with a bag full of cash after tying up the store manager and clerks.

James D. Wheeler, the store manager, told police that two men walkedinto Capital Bicycle on Old Solomons Island Road shortly before 6:30p.m. and began comparing models. The clerks, Curtis Miller of Davidsonville and Donald Woolford of Annapolis, were assisting them when a third man walked into the store several minutes later.

The third man pulled out a pistol and told the manager to drop the phone, policesaid. No customers were in the store at the time.

The other two ordered Miller and Woolford to lie face-down on the floor, then tied their wrists and ankles with rope, police said.

The first gunman ordered the store manager to open the safe, police said. After seizing the cash, the robber tied up Wheeler. The three men escaped, locking the door behind them, police said.

Wheeler managed to free his wrists and sounded the alarm.

The three robbers were described as black men about 25 years old. The first gunman, who was carrying a pistol, was described as about 6-foot and 150 pounds, with a dark complexion, close-cut hair and wearing a black baseball cap.

The second suspect had a pencil mustache and close-cut hair, police said. He was armed with a revolver. The third man was described as about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, short hair, wearing a black jacket and carryinga small black pistol, police said.


A janitor at Silicon Valley Electronics on West Street in Annapolis was robbed at 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot, city police said.

Curtis Eades, of Brooke Court in Annapolis, told police he was behind the store when two men came up behind him, held an object against his head and demanded his money. He thought the object was a gun or lead pipe, police said.

The men escaped with about $70, police said.

The following crimes also have been reported to Anne ArundelCounty police:

Brooklyn Park

First block of Coach Lane: March 13, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.

100 block of W. Hilltop Road: March 10, entry gained through door. Stereo equipment taken. Total loss: $1,932.

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