Police are investigating four robberies within five days at two convenience stores and two service stations.
Three of the robberies may have involved armed gunmen, police said. In another robbery, a man punched a store clerk before grabbing money from the register. Investigators at the Harford Sheriff's Office believe two of the robberies,at an Edgewood convenience store and a Joppa gas station, are related.
The most recent robbery occurred at 5 p.m. Tuesday, when a man approached an employee at the Crown station in the 100 block of North Bond Street in Bel Air and asked for change, police said. The suspect announced a hold-up and opened his coat, revealing the butt of a handgun.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 30 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds, police said. He was wearing a gray hip-length coat, black jeans and black dress shoes.
MAN ASSAULTS CLERK IN GROCERY ROBBERY
On March 28 at 8:10 p.m., a man approached the counter of the Shell Food Mart in the 2400 block of BelairRoad in Fallston to buy a soda, state police at Benson said. When the clerk opened the cash register, the man punched the clerk, grabbed cash from the register and fled from the store.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 27, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, police said. He is said to have brown hair and dark eyes. He was wearing a white suede pull-over shirt and jeans.
Harford Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.
To provide information, call Crime Solvers at 877-STOP. Callers don't have to give their names or appear in court.
2 STORES ROBBED; 1 SUSPECT SOUGHT
In oneof two robberies police believe may be related, a man went to the High's Store in the 1900 block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood at 9:30 p.m. March 26, put a hand in a jacket pocket, and implied he had a gun, the Sheriff's Office said. He fled after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.
The next day, at 8:30 p.m., a man approached a worker at the Towne Center Mobil station in the 1000 block of Joppa Farm Road, Joppa, and put his hand in a jacket pocket to imply he had a gun, police said. He was handed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled,police said.
The suspect in both incidents is described as a black man, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, police said. He was wearing a blue parka-style jacket with a hood.
Here is a compilation of county crimes reported to state police:
1000 block of Old Philadelphia Road: A television, videocassette recorder, cash and savings bonds were stolen March 25. Total loss: $1,060.
100 block of Farm Road: Tools were stolen from a shed and a stereo system was stolen from a vehicle on March 22, city police said. Loss totaled $800.
3400 block of Emmorton Road: A 1987 Nissan worth$5,000 was stolen on March 24, the Sheriff's Office said.
1100 block of Barkley Place: Jewelry worth $950 was stolen from ahouse on March 21, the Sheriff's Office said.
1200 block of Mistwood Court: Cabinets worth $1,200 were stolen from a house under construction on March 26, the Sheriff's Office said.
2000 block of Pulaski Highway: Jewelry worth $3,490 was stolen from a house on March 19, state police at Benson said.
300 block of Forest Valley Drive: Videotapes worth $300 were stolen from a vehicle on March 26, the Sheriff's Office said.
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400 block of Webb Lane: Stereo equipment, a car alarm and motorcycle helmet, worth $1,930, were stolen from a vehicle Monday, city police said.
600 block of Craigs Corner Road: 270 feet of telephone cable owned by C & P Telephone Co. were stolen on March 26, the Sheriff's Office said.
100 block of Breakwater Court:A depth finder and radio were stolen, and an antenna was damaged at a boat in storage on March 18, the Sheriff's Office said. Total loss:$800.
1400 block of Pylesville Road: $350 was stolenfrom NJ's Deli on March 25, the Sheriff's Office said.