Glen Burnie

January 18, 1993

Bank at Harundale Mall is robbed

A man who claimed to have a gun robbed a bank at the Harundale Mall Saturday afternoon, county police said.

Police said the man walked into The Bank of Baltimore about 12:30 p.m. and told a teller, "I have a gun. Give me all the money in the drawer and start with the large bills."

When the teller started handing over $50 bills, the robber asked her for larger denominations. When the teller said she had none, the man settled for the remaining $10 and $20 bills, police said.

After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the man told the teller, "Don't call the police. Remember I'll get out of jail." But police said the teller already had activated the silent alarm.

The man left the bank and ran behind the mall. A witness told police the man ran away on a nearby bike path. The teller was not injured and the man did not show a weapon.

Police described the suspect as a white male between 15 and 20 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown eyes, and light brown hair with red highlights that was shaved on the sides. He was wearing a plaid hat and a green plaid wool jacket.

Homeowners get a break on sidewalk repair

Old sidewalks are being hacked apart around the oldest residential section of Glen Burnie under a program designed to help homeowners afford to fix their broken sidewalks.

Don Gibson, who heads the program for the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, said work recently started on several blocks where homeowners agreed to pay one-fourth of the bill for the work to be done by a county contractor. The GBIA pays one-fourth. The county's share of the program is $25,000, or half of the bill.

The association will ask the county to continue the program into a second year. Mr. Gibson said the program has allocated nearly all of its money, but more homeowners are interested.

The GBIA had installed many of those original sidewalks, but stopped during the 1950s, when developers establishing new neighborhoods took on the job.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: Burglars broke into the Pet Stuff store in the first block of Mountain Road sometime between Dec. 30 and Jan. 12 and took $6,662.

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