Annapolis man arrested on charges of robbery

January 10, 1993|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,Staff Writer

A suspect in the abduction of a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly forced to accompany her captor in robbing an Annapolis gas station Friday afternoon was in jail yesterday, awaiting a bail hearing on an armed robbery charge, police said.

Anne Arundel County police said they planned to set up a photo lineup with the young victim before filing additional charges in the case.

William Burton Moore III, 35, of the 1200 block of Ashton Court, Annapolis, was charged by Annapolis police with holding up a Dunkin' Donuts shop hours after the girl said she was released.

Officer Jeffrey A. Kelly, a county police spokesman, said the girl was forced from her sister's 1986 Chevy Nova, which was parked in a Ramada Inn parking lot across the street from the Annapolis Mall.

The girl's sister was inside the hotel at the time, 3:15 p.m.

Police said that the man, who had either a toy gun or pretended to have a weapon, forced her to walk to a nearby Parole Sunoco gas station, in the 2000 block of West St., where he robbed a station attendant of an undetermined amount of money.

The man and girl then returned to the car. Police said the man drove the girl around Annapolis for about an hour.

Officer Kelly said the girl was not injured or assaulted.

Police said the man finally let the girl free at a McDonald's restaurant on Bay Ridge Avenue and also abandoned the car there.

The girl called police, who already were searching for her, based on a report from her sister and the gas station attendant.

About 7:45 p.m., Annapolis police said they arrested Mr. Moore near a Dunkin' Donuts shop in the 1900 block of Fairfax Road following the robbery of an undisclosed amount from it minutes earlier.

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