Man, apparently armed, robs Raynor Ave. Taco Bell

September 28, 1994

A man who may have been armed with a handgun robbed a Taco Bell in Linthicum Sunday afternoon of an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said yesterday.

The man walked into the restaurant in the 5100 block of Raynor Ave. shortly after 1:30 p.m. He pointed his right hand, which was wrapped in a dark shirt, at the cashier and demanded money, police said.

The cashier complied, and the man ran out the front door and toward a motel in the back of the restaurant. The cashier told police that the man appeared to have a gun.

Needle used as weapon in $50 robbery

Two men held a needle to the throat of a Baltimore bar owner Monday night and robbed him of $50 after he drove them to a house in Ferndale, county police said yesterday.

Guy Albert Hobbs, owner of the Hobble Inn in the 100 block of W. 25th St., suffered some scrapes and lacerations when the men kicked him out of his car after robbing him, but he did not require medical attention, police said.

Mr. Hobbs, 55, received a call from one of the men asking him for a ride. He picked up that man and a second man, both of whom he described as regulars at his bar, shortly before 8:30 p.m. at Pratt and Light streets.

He drove the men first to Lansdowne, then to a driveway in the 1000 block of Cedar Ave. in Ferndale where one of the men said his sister lived. When they arrived there, Mr. Hobbs said, one of the men grabbed the bar owner in a choke hold and threatened to stab him with a needle if he didn't hand over his money. He took $50 from Mr. Hobbs' left front pants pocket and the other man, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, kicked the victim out the driver's door, police said.

The men tried to escape in Mr. Hobbs' car by backing it down the driveway, but it ran into a cement anchored post and became disabled, police said. They then ran from the scene.

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