Man flees after trying to rob cleaners

May 05, 1994

Westminster police are searching for a man who tried to rob the Admiral Cleaners on South Center Street about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators said a man walked into the cleaners, grabbed the clerk and demanded money using a knife.

During the holdup attempt, a customer drove onto the parking lot and frightened the robber, who ran toward Main Street.

Police said the employee was not injured.

The robber was described as white, 17 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with dark, shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a black and white flannel shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the man or the attempted holdup should call 848-4646 or 857-TIPS.

Suspect in robbery accused of threatening

A 23-year-old Westminster man awaiting trial on a robbery charge has been arrested on charges that he threatened a witness to that robbery.

Police have charged Jonathan Todd Jarboe of the first block of Madison St. with threatening the witness in an attempt to influence and intimidate her, according to court documents.

He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

The robbery count came in October when police arrested Mr. Jarboe and charged him in the robbery of a Domino Pizza deliveryman in August.

POLICE

* Westminster: A city employee reported that someone used a purple marker to write on the walls and doors of the recreation center bathrooms Tuesday. The damage is estimated at $50.

FIRE

* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster responded to a truck fire on East Main Street at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. They were out for 15 minutes.

Firefighters from the Westminster station responded to a fire in a tar pot on John Street at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. They were out for an hour.

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