Retired judge is robbed One robber threatens judge's wife in holdup HARFORD COUNTY

December 15, 1992

Retired Circuit Court Judge Albert Sklar, 81, his wife, son an daughter-in-law were robbed Sunday night by two men on a parking lot in the 400 block of S. Charles St., city police said.

During the robbery, a gunman threatened to kill the judge's wife when she had trouble removing her fur coat. The woman was not injured.

Police said that Judge Sklar and his son, Steven, were escorting their wives to a car on the Arrow parking lot at 9:30 p.m. Sunday when they were accosted by two men, one with a handgun, who ordered them to give up their money and jewelry.

The men also ordered the women to remove their fur coats.

Police said after the victims handed over cash, jewelry and other personal effects, Judge Sklar's wife was having difficulty removing her fur coat when the unarmed man turned to his armed accomplice and said, "Shoot her."

Mrs. Sklar removed the coat and gave it to one of the men without incident.

Police said the bandits escaped on foot with cash and property, all valued at several thousand dollars.

The four victims drove to the Northern District police station at Keswick Road and 34th St. in Hampden and reported the robbery.

Northern District police notified the Southern District station.

A search of the robbery scene and surrounding streets later that night by Southern District police failed to turn up any suspects.

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