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June 29, 1993

Stolen items returned -- and are taken again

County police had barely returned the stolen television and videocassette recorder they found in a pawn shop to a Severn woman when burglars broke into her home and stole them again. And this time, the thieves added a compact disc player and dual cassette deck to their take.

A police report says someone broke in through a rear basement window at the house in the 1800 block of Dove Court between 12:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

Officers are checking with the detective who investigated the earlier break-in to determine if the person who had pawned the items the first time is responsible for Sunday's break-in.

Burning of 'hot' truck sparks small brush fire

A pickup truck stolen from a parking lot at Baltimore-Washington International Airport yesterday was burned on an abandoned lot in Hanover, touching off a small brush fire that spread to a barn.

Fire Lt. Robert Kornman said it took about a dozen firefighters an hour to bring the one-alarm blaze under control. There were no injuries. Fire officials said Ronnie Kay Hankin parked the 1988 GM truck at the Amtrak station at BWI yesterday morning. It apparently was stolen sometime during the day and driven to the property in the 7200 block of Ridge Road. Lieutenant Kornman said the truck was set on fire about 12:45 p.m.

The fire spread to the abandoned barn and to two outbuildings, causing heavy damage. It was brought under control at 1:48 p.m.

Officials said no arrests had been made as of yesterday afternoon.

Pizza deliveryman assaulted and robbed

A pizza deliveryman was assaulted and robbed by two men Sunday night in Severn.

Christopher Veschusio, 18, who works for Pizza Express, delivered four pizzas to a home in the 1600 block of Independence Court about 11:35 p.m.

When he arrived, a man came out to the car armed with a sawed-off shotgun, told Mr. Veschusio to open the trunk of the car and then took the pizzas from the front seat.

The man then demanded the $40 Mr. Veschusio was carrying and struck him in the back of the head with the shotgun. Both suspects ran through the woods in back of the home. Police said Mr. Veschusio knocked on the door of the house, but no one was home.

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