Baltimore man admits robberies in Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie

September 09, 1992

A 36-year-old Baltimore man faces 20 years in prison after he admitted yesterday to armed robberies at convenience stores in Brooklyn Park and Glen Burnie.

Melvin Wright Jr. of the 2200 block of Carey St. pleaded guilty before Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff to three counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and use of a handgun in the commission of a felony. The three robberies occurred Nov. 3, 1990, at a Brooklyn Park Shell Station on Ritchie Highway, on Dec. 15, 1990, at the Sprint Mini Market on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie and on Jan. 7, 1991, at a Dash-In convenience store on Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

Fred Paone, assistant state's attorney, said Wright was linked to the robberies after a store clerk in the last robbery wrote down the license plate number of a vehicle leaving the scene.

Mr. Paone said that the defendant admitted to his role in the other robberies after he was arrested Jan. 16, 1991.

Wright is currently serving a 10-year sentence for robbery convictions in Baltimore and Baltimore County, Mr. Paone said.

Judge Wolff set sentencing for Nov. 6.

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