Two sought in robbery of furrier BALTIMORE CITY

March 12, 1993|By Roger Twigg | Roger Twigg,Staff Writer

Two men, one of whom wore women's clothing, are being sought in the Jan. 30 robbery of a Charles Street furrier that netted them about $450,000 in furs, jewelry and cash, police said.

"We think it was a professional hit," said Det. Arnold A. Adams, of the robbery unit. "They had a shopping list. They knew what they were looking for."

David G. Tarlow, the 62-year-old owner of Tarlow Furs in the 300 block of N. Charles St. in downtown Baltimore, told police he was alone when the two suspects entered the store just after 5 p.m. and inquired about specific kinds of furs.

As Mr. Tarlow turned his back to begin looking for the furs they had asked about, the two suspects pulled out handguns and announced the robbery, police said.

Detective Adams said the pair handcuffed Mr. Tarlow's hands and legs, placed him behind the front counter, then searched the store. They repeatedly went back to the owner, asking him about the locations of specific furs, the detective said.

After gathering a number of furs, jewelry, a valuable coin collection and about $15,000 in cash, the pair left the store, the detective said.

Police said Mr. Tarlow crawled to a telephone and dialed 911.

Both suspects, described as very neat in appearance, are black males between 38 and 45 years old, police said. Both men spoke with West Indian accents, police said.

Police said one of the suspects, about 6 feet tall, wore a hat and fake beard. The other, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wore women's clothing, including a hat and fur coat, police said.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspects.

Anyone with information should contact the robbery unit at 396-2636, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 276-8888.

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