4 men charged in robbery of Pizza Hut

December 09, 1993

County police have charged four men with robbing a Pizza Hut carry-out store in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway late Tuesday.

They arrested the men, three from Prince George's County and one from the Eastern Shore, a few blocks from the store shortly after the robbery.

According to police, men walked into the store about 10:15 p.m. and threatened the manager with guns and a knife. When the manager opened the cash register, the robbers took the money and ran.

A witness told police that the robbers were riding in a 1979 blue Volvo. Officers stopped a car of that description on Ritchie Highway near West Pasadena Road and arrested the men.

The suspects were identified as: Donovan Franklin Bailey, 20, of the 300 block of Ridgely St. and Charles Lee Culbreath, 20, of the 7000 block of Dower House Road, both in Upper Marlboro; Mark Erik Bates, 20, of the 1400 block of Peachwood Lane, Bowie; and Leroy J. Tompkins, 20, of the first block of Elm St. in Princess Anne.

They were taken to the Eastern District station to be charged.

Pasadena gas station held up by gunman

A gunman robbed a Pasadena gas station early yesterday, county police reported.

According to police, the robber walked into Ed's Shell and Mini Mart in the 100 block of Mountain Road at 4:30 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk.

The clerk gave the robber the cash after the robber threatened to shoot him, police said.

The robber was described as a black male, 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall. He weighed about 160 pounds, had a medium complexion and was wearing a tan plaid shirt and a black baseball cap.

POLICE LOG

* Pasadena: Burglars smashed the front windows of the Royal Farm store in the 2500 block of Mountain Road about 4 a.m. Monday and took several cartons of cigarettes.

* Rockhill Beach: Burglars broke into a backyard shed in the 7800 block of June Drive on Friday night to steal a motorcycle valued at $935.

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