Man held in Pa. may be suspect in local crimes Link seen to 3 Carroll robberies

November 19, 1992

A 29-year-old Shrewsbury, Pa.,man who was captured immediately after a robbery at a Thrift Drug store in Dallastown, Pa., Monday night is "a possible suspect" in three drug store robberies in Carroll County, a state police spokesman said yesterday.

Bryan Keith Blizzard, of Woodland Acres in Shrewsbury, is being held on $150,000 bond in the York County Prison, after his arrest Monday night.

There were similarities between the Dallastown robbery and the robberies on Election Day of drug stores in Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester, where store employees were approached by a knife-wielding bandit who was seeking drugs, Maryland state police said.

Mr. Blizzard is charged with using a sawed-off shotgun to force an employee of the Shrewsbury store to give him 100 packages of drugs and $100, which he put in a pillowcase as he fled.

The robber's escape was blocked by a police officer, who walked into the store to make a routine business check. The officer stepped directly into the path of the fleeing man.

Patrolman Donald Webb struggled with the robber, who was finally handcuffed and arrested when additional officers arrived, authorities said.

In each of the Maryland robberies, the robber escaped in a dark-colored pickup truck driven by a second man.

The investigation is continuing, state police said.

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