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May 29, 1992

Search continues for bank robbers

County police and FBI agents were looking yesterday for the men who robbed an Annapolis bank Wednesday afternoon.

Three men robbed the Annapolis Federal Savings Bank, in the 100 block of Jennifer Road, around noon Wednesday. Police found a gray 1979 Buick Electra on Croll Drive they believe was the getaway car.

Police said the men warned tellers to lie on the floor and stay there. Two of the men jumped over the counter and took money from the cash drawers before escaping in the Buick.

25 teens arrested on drinking charges

County police charged 25 teen-agers with drinking in public over the weekend after officers followed two 17-year-olds from a liquor store to a party in Crofton.

According to the police report, Officer Roger E. Crawford saw one of the teen-agers go into Skipper's Lounge on Route 175 in Odenton at 11 p.m. Saturday.

The 17-year-old came out of the store with a keg of beer and put it in the car. Crawford followed the car to Crofton Parkway and stopped the driver.

The passenger told Crawford that he was taking the keg to a party and that no one in the liquor store asked him for identification.

When Crawford found the party in the 1600 block of Wickham Drive, dozens of teen-agers in the house were drinking.

Zachary Robert Yoder, 18, who lives at the home, was charged with one count of possession of alcohol, one count of having a disorderly house, 15 counts of giving alcohol to people underage and 10 counts of contributing to the condition of a minor.

Officers watched as Yoder and another teen-ager carried out their order to pour the beer down the drain.

Police said the case would be handed over to the county liquor board for possible action against Skipper's.

The arrests were part of a county police program, Operation SAVE, designed to prevent underage drinking, police said.

Gunman robs bank customer

An Annapolis man was robbed at gunpoint early Wednesday afternoon as he was leaving a bank on Solomons Island Road, police said.

Donald Gross told police he had just left the First National Bank at about 1 p.m. when a man approached and demanded money.

When Gross refused the demand, the assailant pointed a revolver wrapped in a red bandanna at him. The man escaped with $293, police said.

The suspect was described by police as a black man in his mid 40s, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a thin build. He was clean-shaven and had a C-shaped scar between his top lip and chin. He was last seen wearing a medium-blue checkered suit jacket and pants.

Husband charged with raping wife

An Annapolis woman told police early yesterday that her husband raped her and nearly choked her with her clothing, police said.

The woman called police at 2:17 a.m. to report that her husband forced her to have sex.

The 41-year-old man was charged under the state's spousal rape law, police said.

Search of home leads to drug arrest

A Lake Shore man has been charged with distributing marijuana after police found 4 ounces of the drug in his home Wednesday night.

Narcotics detectives searching a home in the 600 block of Laurel Drive at about 11 p.m. also seized $312, several marijuana plants, and supplies used to grow the plants.

Willard Fowler Graham, 50, of the 600 block of Laurel Drive, also was charged with manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance.

Police charged John Edward Bryant, 26, of the 4900 block of Brookwood Road in Baltimore, and Robert Carl Andrezywski, 42, of the 1200 block of Cape St. Claire Road in Annapolis, with unlawful manufacturing of marijuana, police said.

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