North Laurel/savage

March 16, 1993

Police seek suspect in attempted robbery

Howard County police are searching for a gunman who tried to rob a motel clerk in Jessup Sunday night, police said.

A man wearing a black ski mask walked into Susse Chalet in the 7300 block of Cresmont Ave. about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, and displayed a handgun, police said. Then he demanded that the clerk give him all the money.

The clerk, however, ran into the manager's office, locked the door, and called 911, police said.

The gunman then vaulted the counter and tried to get money from the cash register before fleeing. The clerk was not injured, ,, police said.

Protein Group moves operation to Laurel

The Protein Group, owner of East Coast Ice Cream in North Laurel, has moved its headquarters from Columbia to Laurel. The company is now leasing 20,000 square feet of office and warehouse space at 9885 Baltimore Ave.

"The move was made to consolidate our operation," said Jack Sherman, president of East Coast Ice Cream. "The corporate office, accounting department and East Coast management are now in one location."

East Coast manufactures ice cream products for 7-Eleven stores in Maryland, Virginia and Washington and Highs Dairy stores in Washington and Virginia. The company is also licensed to manufacture products for Nestle, Lifesavers, Drumstick and private labels throughout the East Coast.

The Protein Group also owns Embassy Dairy in Waldorf and Fikes Dairy in Uniontown, Pa.

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