Two men rob youth in lot of Ritchie Highway store

December 10, 1993

A gunman put the barrel of a revolver in the mouth of a 17-year-old youth and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of money in the Kmart parking lot in Pasadena Wednesday night, county police said yesterday.

Christopher Adam Schuler of the 1000 block of Vanderwood Road in Woodlawn was in the parking lot of the store in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway at 9:38 p.m. when two men walked up to him. One of them put a .38-caliber handgun in the boy's mouth and demanded his money, the police report said.

The youth turned over his money, and the pair ran toward the rear of the store.

County opens bidding for public golf course

County officials have invited 11 companies to submit bids to construct a public golf course in Pasadena.

The companies were screened by a 10-member advisory committee. Only financially sound companies that have the expertise to build and operate the golf course were invited to submit bids.

The course will be built on a 130-acre former horse farm now owned by the county on Fort Smallwood Road, near Water Oak Point Road. Pasadena Councilman Carl G. Holland, who appointed the members of the advisory committee, is pushing for the course to be privately financed by a developer, who will then recoup expenses through greens fees and other user fees.

Bids must be received by Feb. 15. They will be scrutinized during a 45-day evaluation period, with former Recreation and Parks Director William Rinehart making the final decision, Mr. Holland said.

The councilman said the committee should be ready to make a recommendation by the latter part of next year.

Wendy's restaurant robbed at gunpoint

A gunman robbed a Pasadena fast-food restaurant early yesterday, county police reported.

Investigators said an employee of the Wendy's restaurant in the 8100 block of Ritchie Highway was walking in the door at 7:45 a.m. when a man approached her from behind, forced her inside and threatened her with a gun.

I= He ordered her to open the safe, took the money and fled.

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