Fabric shop robbed CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

January 20, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

An elderly man with a pistol robbed the Piece Goods Shop at Crossroads Square Shopping Center of an undisclosed amount of money Sunday evening after threatening two employees, Westminster police reported.

A saleswoman told police that the man entered the store in the 600 block of Baltimore Blvd. about 5:30 p.m. and asked for help picking out a piece of fabric.

After selecting the material, the man paid for the fabric, then pointed a small handgun at the cashier, police said.

The assailant motioned to a second saleswoman to get behind the counter, then demanded money. One of the women gave him cash from the register.

Then the man forced both employees to go out the back door with him before he fled on foot behind the row of stores in the shopping center.

No one was injured.

Police described the man as white, about 60 years old, wearing a dark jacket, black jeans and a cap.

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