Annapolis Mall raid finds 12 illegal aliens, INS says

August 05, 1994

Twelve men employed at the Annapolis Mall were arrested yesterday as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service raided the shopping center in search of illegal aliens.

Two other men were arrested but released after they provided documents showing they were authorized to live and work in the United States.

INS agents raided two mall restaurants, Sbarro and Panda Express, and Interstate Cleaning Corp. after receiving calls from disgruntled former employees. The foreign workers' pay ranged from minimum wage to $6 an hour, INS Special Agent Thomas E. Perryman said.

Arrested were eight people from Mexico, two from El Salvador, one from Trinidad and one from the Philippines.

All of the men, except the Trinidadian, were released yesterday on $500 bond. The man from Trinidad is being held on $3,000 bond, Agent Perryman said, because he is thought more likely to flee.

He will go before an INS judge next week to have his bond reviewed, Agent Perryman said.

An immigration judge will hear the cases of those arrested in about two months. All could face deportation, the agent said.

INS also will continuing investigating whether other stores in the mall may be employing illegal aliens, he said.

Raffle, market to aid Salvation Army

Annapolis Bank and Trust has planned a flea market and raffle this month to raise money for the Salvation Army's day care program on Hilltop Lane.

The flea market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20 in the parking lot of the bank's Operation Center, 1824 George Ave. For information, call 268-3366.

The raffle prize is for a 1988 Nissan Sentra. Tickets cost $2 each, or three for $5, and the drawing will take place Aug. 31.

The bank also has placed boxes at its 12 branches to collect nonperishable food and paper products for the Salvation Army's food pantry at the Corps Community Center on Hilltop Lane. Cans of vegetables, soup, tuna fish, cereal, soap, toilet paper and diapers are requested.

For information, call 263-4091.

4 bikes, cash stolen from park boathouse

Four bicycles and cash worth a total of $948 were stolen from the Chesapeake Solar Sailor Corp. earlier this week, police said.

The bikes and money were stolen from a boathouse in the 600 block of Quiet Waters Farm Road in Quiet Waters Park between 7:30 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, police said. There were no signs of forced entry.

Thieves took $92 and four Raleigh 21-speed mountain bikes each worth $214, police said.

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