Good Samaritan gives a lift, loses a car

November 30, 1993

A 30-year-old Shady Side man was robbed of his 1971 Mercury on Sunday by a man who said his car had broken down and asked for a ride, then claimed he had a gun and demanded the car, county police said yesterday.

David Alfred Patton of the 5400 block of Shady Side Road was getting gas at the Paceway store in the 5500 block of Muddycreek Road at 8:30 p.m. when the man approached him and asked for a ride.

Mr. Patton agreed. But during the ride, the man told him he had a gun and demanded the car. After Mr. Patton stopped the car and got out, the man drove off.

Store manager robbed while making deposit

The manager of an Annapolis convenience store was robbed of his bank deposit bags early Thursday morning, county police reported.

According to the police report, the manager of the High's store in Heritage Harbor Center in the 800 block of Compass Way was trying to make a deposit at 6:53 a.m. in the night drop at Farmer's National Bank, in the same shopping center.

A man ran up to the victim and pulled him around to the other side of the building, police reported. He punched the victim in the face, grabbed the money bag and ran across the parking lot, police reported.

Police do not know how much money was taken.

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