NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

December 14, 1992

Bike patrol to get $500 contribution

The Brooklyn Heights Improvement Association will donate $500 to the Northern District Police Station tonight, during its regular monthly meeting set for 7 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Library.

The group of 250 residents, who live east of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park, are donating money to the bicycle patrol program for bicycle repairs or purchases, said Morris Wilhide, vice president of the association.

Residents believe the patrols have helped reduce neighborhood crime since beginning last summer, Mr. Wilhide said. Police Capt. Gary Barr will accept the community's check.

The association also will assemble Christmas food baskets to give to about seven area families.

Suspect is sought in store robbery

County police are searching for a man who attempted to rob a Brooklyn Park clothing store Saturday.

Police said the man entered the One Price Clothing store in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway about 6 p.m. He approached a cashier, leaned on the counter and displayed a silver revolver partially covered by a bag.

After the man pointed the gun at the cashier's stomach, she left the counter and went to a back room to tell the assistant manager. When the cashier returned, the man had apparently fled from the store on foot without taking any property.

Police said the man was described as black, between the ages of 20 and 25, 6 feet tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a waist-length black coat and a black ski hat.

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