Man accused of robbing gas station

March 30, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

A Westminster man has been released from the Carroll County Detention Center on $10,000 bail after a gas station robbery early Sunday when he allegedly was recognized by the station's cashier.

State police said the suspect and the cashier had been high school classmates.

State police later arrested Calvin L. Warfield, 21, of the 100 block of S. Court St. shortly after the robbery and charged him with robbery, possession of a deadly weapon, theft and related counts.

Police said they are still searching for a second man.

Troopers said that two men entered the Amoco station at Route 140 and Sandymount Road about 3 a.m. Sunday wearing scarves around their faces as masks.

One man went to a second door to act as a lookout and the other went to the cashier and said, "How much money is in the drawer?"

When the cashier answered there was only $20 in the cash drawer, the man replied, "You gotta have more than that" and pulled up his jacket to reveal the butt of a handgun, state police said.

The cashier, who investigators did not name, allegedly recognized Mr. Warfield as a former classmate and said, "Peanut, what are you doing?"

Mr. Warfield, who also recognized the cashier, removed the scarf from his face and his partner did the same.

Police said Mr. Warfield asked the cashier, "Can you hook me up with some money?" The cashier told him no.

The two men next allegedly went to one of the gasoline pumps and put $5 worth into their car, took three cartons of cigarettes from the cashier and fled.

Mr. Warfield initially was held on $25,000 bond, but was released Monday on $10,000 bond after a bail review hearing.

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