A lone gunman tried to rob a Davidsonville gasoline station early yesterday, but fled when the cashier locked her booth and refused to hand over any money, county police reported.
Margaret C. Estep, 54, had just walked into the cashier's booth of Catlett's Amoco station in the 500 block of W. Central Ave. when a man grabbed the door knob and tried to force his way into the booth.
He told the woman that he would shoot her if she did not open the door, the police report said. The woman locked the door and called police.
The gunman ran out of the station and was last seen running on Central Avenue, police said.
Police gave no description of the gunman.
Cash-grabbing men rob two 7-Elevens
Two convenience stores on opposite sides of Annapolis were robbed early yesterday morning as cashiers opened their cash drawers to make change for customers.
A clerk at the 7-Eleven in the 600 block of Taylor Ave. told police that a man took several items to the counter as if to purchase them about 1:30 a.m., when the clerk opened the cash register the man reached into the drawer, grabbed about $15 and fled, dropping $6 as he went out the door.
An hour later, a man asked the clerk at the 7-Eleven in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road for a bag of popcorn and a package of cigarettes. But when the clerk opened the register to complete the sale, the man shoved him aside and grabbed about $20.
3 city post offices to be open tomorrow
Three post offices in Annapolis will be open for business from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Veterans Day. The post offices are 1 Church Circle, Eastport and Legion Avenue. There is no mail delivery.