Baltimore police are seeking an armed robber who forced the manager of a check-cashing store to open a safe and surrender $21,432 yesterday.
The manager was confronted by the gunman about 8:30 a.m. as she was opening the business in the 4300 block of Reisterstown Road, police said. The man forced her inside and made her open a safe.
The robber -- described as a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing about 150 pounds -- placed the money in a dark nylon bag and fled on foot, police said. The manager was unhurt.
Four hours earlier, police said, one man armed with a shotgun and another with a handgun took an undetermined amount of money from people inside the International House of Pancakes at 6322 Reisterstown Road and fled on foot. No one was injured, police said.
Police described the suspects as black men approximately 19 years old.
In an another armed robbery yesterday, police said, a Federal Armored Express driver was forced to surrender his .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and a money bag after making a collection at the Harborpark Cinema at 55 Market Place. Police said the driver was accosted about 1:30 p.m. by a gunman after picking up an undetermined amount of money at the theater.
The robber, who fled on foot, was described as a slender black male, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 16 to 17 years old.
The driver was not injured, police said.