Man in ski mask steals cash from store on Oak Manor Drive

February 15, 1994

A convenience store in the 200 block of Oak Manor Drive was robbed Friday night by a man who implied he had a gun, police said.

A man walked into the Royal Farm Store shortly after 11 p.m. and told the store clerk, "Go to the register. I'm not joking."

The man was wearing a blue ski mask, his right hand was in his jacket pocket and he was snapping the fingers of his left hand as he spoke, police said.

The clerk opened the cash register and handed over an undetermined amount of money. The man then fled the store, police said.

A search of the area by police and K-9 units failed to turn up the suspect, who was described as a white male in his 20s, with shoulder-length, dirty-blond hair. Police said he was about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighed about 180 pounds and had a medium build.

In addition to the ski mask, he was wearing a waist-length jean jacket, dark blue jeans and a brown belt.

Gunman robs teen; car hijacking attempted

A 16-year-old Glen Burnie youth was robbed of $80 at gunpoint Thursday night while walking on a street behind Harundale Mall, police said.

The teen-ager was approached about 8 p.m. by a man who put a handgun to the youth's head and said, "Give me your money," ZTC according to police. The mugger got $80 in cash and fled on foot before getting into a white station wagon.

Police believe the same man later tried to hijack a 1979 Buick being driven by Kenneth Caldwell, 63, on Saunders Way near Manning Road. Mr. Caldwell drove off with the man holding on to the car. The man let go after Mr. Caldwell had driven about 35 feet, police said.

Police are looking for a white male about 18 to 20 years old, with a medium build and long, dirty-blond hair. He was wearing a dirty green coat and dark jeans.

Mugger throws woman, her father to ground

A 44-year-old Glen Burnie woman was robbed of her purse, and she and her father suffered injuries after being thrown to the ground by a mugger Tuesday night, police said.

The robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Chesapeake Square Shopping Center about 7:15 p.m. Linda Mitten was walking with her father along the east side of the Western Auto store and was about to get into her car when a man walked up from behind and grabbed her purse.

Ms. Mitten's father, Lloyd W. Mitten, grabbed the man but was thrown to the ground, police said. The thief then threw Ms. Mitten to the ground and banged her head on the pavement several times, demanding that she give up the purse. He then snatched the purse and ran behind the Western Auto store.

Police described the suspect as a thin, black male about 6 feet tall, wearing a navy blue utility jacket and black knit cap. He might be in his 30s, police said.

The Mittens were treated at Harbor Hospital Center and released.

Man with butcher knife robs restaurant owner

A restaurant in the 6900 block of Ritchie Highway was robbed yesterday by a man who threatened the store owner with a butcher knife, police said.

The suspect entered the Pancake Cottage Family Restaurant shortly after 6 a.m. through an unlocked back door while the owner, Robert Malcolm Wargan, 35, was opening for business. The man then brandished the butcher knife, threatened Mr. Wargan and demanded money from the restaurant's safe.

The suspect fled on foot toward the Glen Ridge Apartments.

Police are looking for a black male about 6 feet tall, of medium build and 25 to 30 years old. He was wearing a blue workman's-type jacket, blue pants, brown shoes and a brown ski mask.

He was also carrying a red pillow case, police said.

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