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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

February 05, 1993

Annapolis man charged with holdup at deli

An Annapolis man was arrested early Wednesday in the holdup of the Chick & Ruth's deli on Main Street and the slashing of a cashier's ear with a knife, city police said.

James "Jimmy" Brown, 28, of the 100 block of O'Bery Court, was charged with armed robbery after the cashier and other employees identified him and police found $45 in bills stuffed into heating coils at his apartment, police said.

The cashier at the deli, told police a man walked in about 3:10 a.m. and asked for a blueberry muffin. He then came behind the counter, pulled out a knife and told her, "This is a hold-up," she said.

She told police that she struggled with the robber and he pushed her to the floor and stamped on her neck and back before another employee arrived. The robber grabbed a bread knife and slashed at her ear, then fled. police said.

The cashier was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where she received three stitches, police said.

The employee who helped the cashier told police that he remembered the robber as "Jimmy" from high school. Police then tracked the suspect to his home in O'Bery Court.

Shady Side man robbed, beaten

A Shady Side man was robbed and beaten early yesterday by four men in what county police are calling a carjacking -- the third in the county this year.

Edward Joseph Bleier, 38, of the 4900 block of Bonniewood Drive, was heading south on Muddy Creek Road about 1:15 a.m. when he noticed a car behind him flashing its lights.

When he pulled over at Columbia Beach Road, the driver of the other car pulled in front of him and four men, one with a handgun, got out.

Police said the men pushed Mr. Bleier to the passenger seat as they jumped in, then drove the car to a secluded dirt road off of Columbia Beach Road, where they beat him and took an undisclosed amount of cash and his car keys.

AMr. Bleier, a gas station manager, received minor injuries to his chest and head. The men fled without taking his car. Police did not say how much money was taken.

Police said they are still investigating the incident.

2 computers stolen from J. Steward Bland

Two computers worth $8,500 were stolen from the offices of an Annapolis consulting firm overnight Monday, County police said.

Police said the burglars either picked a lock or found an unsecured door at the Courtyard Office Building on Defense Highway.

Once inside the offices of J. Steward Bland Associates, burglars took two lap top computers and two rolls of U.S. postage stamps.

Police said the burglars also broke into an office next door and stole a Camcorder worth $800.

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