Robber shows gun, grabs money at gas station

November 15, 1994

A robber brandishing a black revolver grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from a cash drawer at a Crown gas station in the 7600 block of Quarterfield Road Saturday afternoon and fled on foot, county police said yesterday.

The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. when the man walked into the station where the attendant, 48-year-old Wahab A. Solinan, was waiting on a customer. Without saying a word, the man pulled out the revolver, grabbed the money and ran across the parking lot, police said.

The suspect left a trail of money as he ran into some woods behind a nearby apartment complex.

Eastern District officers and K-9 units searched the area but could not find the suspect.

Pizza delivery man held up for $12

A deliveryman for a Pizza Hut in the 5000 block of Ritchie Highway handed over $12 Friday night to a man who walked up behind him and demanded money, county police said.

Thomas Grabowski, 47, of Brooklyn Park, had just made a delivery in the 300 block of Raleigh Road shortly after 10 p.m. As he was about to get back in his car, a man walked up behind him and said, "Give me your money and don't turn around," police said.

Mr. Grabowski saw no weapon but handed over the $12 because he feared for his safety, police said. The man ran off, and Mr. Grabowski called police, authorities said.

30 at party charged with alcohol violations

Thirty people -- 20 of whom are under 18 -- were charged with alcohol violations Friday night after county police broke up a party at an apartment in the 6900 block of Glen Ridge Circle, authorities said yesterday.

Northern District officers went to the block about 11 p.m. to investigate a report of a fight at a large party in which one of the participants may have been armed with a gun. When they found the apartment where the party was being held, there were 32 people inside, police said.

As police checked the identifications of each person at the party, they found that only two of the people were of legal drinking age. They were released. Of the remaining 30, 10 were 18 to 20 and the rest were under 18, police said.

No gun was found at the house. The adults who live in the apartment were out of town while the party was going on, police said.

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