Man robs gas station of undisclosed amount of cash

January 17, 1995

A man threatened a clerk at a Ritchie Highway gas station with what may have been a handgun early yesterday and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man, who had a scarf covering his mouth and nose, walked into the Big Red Texaco station in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway about 4:30 a.m., pointed something at the clerk and demanded money. The robber took the money and ran from the station toward the Sears department store.

The suspect was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds, 21 to 25 years old and last seen wearing a brown baseball cap and a blue-and-green-checked flannel shirt, police said.

2 youths fire guns at group; no one hurt

Two youths leapt from a passing car and fired handguns into a group of youths standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of Hallmark Drive Friday night, county police said yesterday.

No one was injured, including the 16-year-old Glen Burnie youth who apparently was the target of the attack in front of the Woodside apartments.

The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. when four to five youths drove up in a white Nissan Sentra and two occupants of the car armed with handguns got out, police said. One of them fired a shot into the air, then pointed the gun at the crowd and fired. The crowd dispersed, and the intended victim ran for cover as the gunman fired a second shot at him and missed, police said.

The victim knows the suspect who fired the shots, police said. The second youth wore a mask over his face, police said.

Gunman takes cash in video store robbery

A man armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun robbed a video game store Thursday night of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man walked into the Video Game Exchange in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 7:30 p.m. He bought some batteries, then drew the gun and ordered a clerk to give him money from the cash register. The clerk complied, and the gunman ran from the store, police said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds, unshaven and with a small scar on his left cheek. He was last seen wearing a brown knit cap, a blue denim jacket and baggy blue jeans, police said.

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