Store robbed by 2 gunmen

December 21, 1993

Two masked gunmen robbed a Severna Park grocery store early Sunday, county police said yesterday.

According to the police report, the gunmen lay in wait for the manager of the the Value Food store in the 400 block of Ritchie Highway. When the manager, William Miksa, 57, got out of his car at 6:50 a.m., the two gunmen ran across the parking lot and forced him into the store.

The gunmen forced the four employees already inside the store to lie on the floor while the manager opened the safe, police said.

After the gunmen got the cash, they ordered everyone into the walk-in refrigerator and blocked the outside of the door with portable shelves and a display rack.

A short while later, the employees managed to free themselves and called police.

Both robbers were carrying semiautomatic handguns, police said.

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