Convenience Store Robbed Twice In Week

Police, fire log

March 29, 1992

A Wilde Lake convenience store was robbed for a second time in less than a week -- this time by a man who said he had a gun.

Police said that a man who entered the High's convenience store on the 5400 block of Lynx Lane Sunday afternoon approached a clerk and threatened her with a blunt object, saying he had a gun. He told her to go to thecash register.

Police said the man took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register and fled the store on foot.

Just days earlier, the store was robbed of cash and cigarettes after a rock was thrown through the front door.


A pizza delivery man was robbed last week by an unidentified gunman as he triedto deliver to a Columbia house.

Police said a Pizz-A-Boli delivery man was going to a house at the 6900 block of Scarlet Pedal after midnight Thursday when a man armed with a handgun grabbed him and demanded money.

Police said the gunman fled on foot after the deliveryman gave him a small amount of cash.

Last Sunday, another Pizz-A-Boli delivery man was robbed as he tried to deliver at a house on the9300 block of Farewell Road.

In both incidents, the owners did not call for pizza.


Police arrested sixpeople Wednesday on charges of possessing or dealing drugs in a Columbia apartment complex.

Detectives from the Street Drug Section and Tactical Section arrested them after receiving several phone calls from neighbors who suspected that drug activities were taking place inside two apartments in the 5900 block of Tamar Drive.

Police say they found small amounts of cocaine, crack and marijuana as well as crack pipes and plastic bags in both apartments.

Police charged Demetria Fenderson, 41, with possession of marijuana; Linda M. Gross, 30, with possession of cocaine; and Kenneth E. Kosh, 38, with distribution of cocaine.

Michelle A. Rose, 33, of the 6500 block of Overheart Lane, and Robert Burgess, 28, formerly of the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road, were charged with possession of cocaine.

Jeffrey A.Holland, 25, of Washington, was arrested on possession and distribution charges.


An informant's tip led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man suspected of committing armed robbery and car theft in Columbia in February.

Police have charged Anthony B. Joyner, of the 800 block of Flora Lane in Mitchellville, with robbery, felony theft and handgun violations. Police suspect him of robbing a Columbia woman at gunpoint of her purse and white BMW car on Sea Shadow Road Feb. 15.

A Prince George's police officerreceived the tip March 17 that someone was driving in a stolen BMW near Laurel Lakes Mall. The officer stopped the car on a traffic violation and arrested the suspect.

Howard police said the suspect toldthem he had altered the vehicle identification number and was going to register the car in his name.


The following crimes have been reported to Howard County police:


9000 block of Flamepool Way: Someone tried to enter through an unlocked window Wednesday but was blocked by a window guard.

10650 Hickory Ridge Road: Four vending machines were broken into between Tuesday and Wednesday atHoward Community College. Someone took off the front panels, damagedcoin slots and pried open the doors.

10400 block Little Patuxent Parkway: Someone stole a 1987 Pontiac Firebird Tuesday.

10400 block of Hickory Ridge Road: Someone stole a 1989 Isuzu Trooper between Monday and Tuesday.

Ellicott City

Unit block of Galahad Court: Someone entered through an unlocked garage door Monday and stole cookies.


9090 Junction Drive: Someone stole a 1986 Toyota Cressida at the MARC train parking lot Tuesday.

Savage Mill: Someone climbed over an 8-foot wall between March 21 and 23 and took a TV anda saw from Lifford Copper Tooling.

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