Annapolis/south County

August 12, 1993

Man is robbed in car after helping woman

Three South County residents were arrested early yesterday in connection with the robbery of a 63-year-old Prince George's County man in the parking lot of a Deale liquor store.

Police said the victim, Ronald E. Nichols of Mitchellville, gave a ride to Robin Elizabeth Robb, 31, of the 1700 block of Crownsville Road near Annapolis, from the Swamp Circle Saloon. They drove to several locations before Ms. Robb told Mr. Nichols that she wanted to make a call from the pay phone at Parks Liquors, Route 258 and Swamp Circle Road.

As they pulled into the lot, a white Ford pickup truck with two men pulled in behind them. The men allegedly approached Mr. Nichols' car, kicked in some of his car windows, threatened him with a knife, and demanded his wallet, which he handed over.

Mr. Nichols flagged down a police officer, who located the pickup truck, pulled it over and arrested three people. Charged with armed robbery and destruction of property, along with Ms. Robb, are Curtis Belfonte Brent, 37, of the 1700 block of Crownsville Road and William Herbert Mackell, 27, of the 800 block of Betsy Court, Annapolis.

Academy prepares for Parents' Weekend

Friends and relatives of the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 1997 will visit Annapolis this weekend for Parents' Weekend.

The plebes will meet with their families and friends at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow. They haven't seen their families since Induction Day on July 1.

The weekend festivities will include a Colors Ceremony by the Marines from the Annapolis Marine Barracks at 7:45 p.m. in Tecumseh Court; the Naval Academy Band's Woodwind Quintet concerts at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Naval Academy Museum; and a plebe dress parade at 10 a.m. Saturday on Worden Field.

For early arrivers, the academy has planned a jazz concert by the U.S. Army Field Band's Ambassadors at 8 p.m. today on Turf Field.

Lumber, studs stolen from construction site

Two men posing as workers are suspected of removing $777 worth of lumber and studs from a home under construction in the 7800 block of Keenan Road between Friday and Monday.

One suspect was described as a white man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 145 to 150 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair. The second suspect is described as a white man, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 6 inches, 140 to 145 pounds, with short curly black hair, two or three tear tattoos below his left eye, and missing teeth.

POLICE LOG

* Whispering Woods: An intruder stole purses containing cash and credit cards from two town houses in the 1600 block of Elkwood Court late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Police valued the losses at $260.

* Sudley: Someone cut the chain on the front gate to the Sudley Landfill with a hacksaw over the weekend, dumped a pile of burned metal trash next to a garage and took 40 used batteries valued at approximately $1 each.

* Annapolis: A bundle of framing lumber worth $500 was stolen from a construction site in the 1400 block of Forest Drive over the weekend.

* Annapolis: Someone broke into a car parked in the Annapolis Mall lot Monday morning and stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $20 and 83 compact discs, featuring primarily country and fTC western music, worth $1,230.

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