Safe's alarm scares off robber at restaurantAn armed man...

June 14, 1994

Safe's alarm scares off robber at restaurant

An armed man who tried to rob the Taco Bell restaurant in the 5100 block of Raynor Ave. early yesterday fled after an alarm on the store's safe sounded, police said.

The man, who witnesses said had a small silver handgun, forced the employees back into the building as they were leaving about 3 a.m. He then ordered the manager to open the safe and give him all of the money, police said.

But the alarm went off as the manager tried to open the safe, officers said. The would-be robber fled out the front door and was joined someone else who had been hiding in the bushes, police said.

Man arrested on charge of trying to buy cocaine

County narcotics detectives arrested a man who tried to buy $80 worth of crack cocaine from an undercover narcotics officer Friday night, police said.

At 9:40 p.m. Friday, an undercover officer arranged to meet a man who wanted to buy crack cocaine, police said. The man and the officer met at the corner of Belle Grove and Arundel roads about 10 p.m. and made the deal, they said. The man then was arrested.

Gregory F. Duncan, 33, of the 4100 block of Belle Grove Road was charged with attempted possession of crack cocaine, police said.

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