Man with knife robs 7-Eleven in Severna Park


January 22, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

Police are looking for the man who brandished a large butcher knife and robbed a Severna Park 7-Eleven store early Friday morning.

The man, who was wearing a ski mask, walked into the store in the 100 block of Ritchie Highway about 1:30 a.m. He went to the counter and ordered the clerk to open the cash register. The clerk complied, and the bandit took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled, police said.

Man robs bank of undisclosed sum

A bandit robbed a Brooklyn Park bank Friday afternoon of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man, who did not show a weapon, walked into a Provident Bank branch in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway shortly after noon and gave one of the tellers a threatening note. When the teller handed him money, the man ran from the bank, police said.

Police searched the area for the bandit, who was described as a white male in his 40s. He is 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has gray hair and a beard and was last seen wearing sunglasses and a blue hooded sweat shirt, police said.

Man crossing street is hit by car, dies

An Edgewater man died of severe head and internal injuries Thursday evening after he was hit by a car near Solomons Island and Mayo roads earlier that day, county police said.

Todd Duane Richards, 33, of the 300 block of Salisbury Road was pronounced dead at 5:52 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Mr. Richards was crossing Solomons Island Road just north of Mayo Road about 9:30 a.m. when he was hit by a 1984 Nissan Sentra driven by Katherine Mary Gilberto, 18, of the 7000 block of Woodyard Road in Upper Marlboro, police said.

The impact threw Mr. Richards into the windshield of the car. He rolled off the hood and into the road.

Ms. Gilberto was driving north on Solomons Island Road and had the green light. The victim was not in the crosswalk at the time of impact, police said.

Man accused in robbery of convenience store

County police arrested a man at a rescue mission in Westminster Thursday and charged him in the Dec. 24 robbery of a Laurel convenience store.

The man is suspected of robbing the Quick Start Mini Mart in the 3400 block of Route 198 about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24, police said. In that incident, a man walked into the store and held his hand under his jacket as though he had a weapon. He announced a holdup and ordered the clerk to open the cash register and put the money in a bag, police said.

Calvin Tyrone Cager, 33, whose last known address was in the 9200 block of Lapwing Court in Columbia, was charged with robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon, police said.

Mr. Cager is being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on $50,000 bail, police said.

Man accused of theft, assault on employees

County police arrested a South Baltimore man Thursday afternoon and charged him with trying to steal steaks worth nearly $19 and attacking two employees of the Mars food store in Glen Burnie who tried to stop him.

James D. Wallace, 57, a security officer at the store in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, told police he saw a man take two packs of steaks from a display and put them in his shirt. When the man tried to walk out of the store, Mr. Wallace stopped him, police said.

Mr. Wallace told the man he was under arrest. The man stopped and said, "You got me," then turned around and hit Mr. Wallace in the face. The two men struggled, and Steven Style, another employee at the store, rushed to help Mr. Wallace, police said. The man pushed Mr. Style, who fell to the floor and cut his head on a display, police reported.

Neither Mr. Wallace nor Mr. Style was seriously injured, police said.

John Wilmer Shilow, 38, of the 1100 block of Nanticoke St. was charged with misdemeanor theft and assault and battery, police said.

Men steal cards from Revco store

Police are looking for two men who stole hockey and baseball cards worth nearly $190 from a Ferndale Revco store Thursday morning.

Anthony N. Fridas, 26, the manager of the store in the 7000 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., told police he saw the men come in together about 10:30 a.m. The pair split up and walked down different aisles. One took 20 packs of hockey cards worth $80 and ran from the store. The other took two boxes of baseball cards worth $108 and left the store, Mr. Fridas told police.

Mr. Fridas followed the men to the parking lot, and they drove off in a rust-colored 1977 Oldsmobile. Mr. Fridas gave the tag number to police.

Pizza deliveryman robbed by youths

Two youths threatened a pizza deliveryman with hammers Thursday night before robbing him of two pizzas and an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.

The deliveryman -- whose name was not released by police -- works for the Pizza Express in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road. He delivered pizzas to the 1400 block of Gesna Drive shortly before 9 p.m. When he found that no one had ordered the pizzas, he returned to his car, police said.

Two teen-agers, both holding hammers, confronted him at the car. One told the deliveryman to give him the pizzas and ran off after the victim complied. The other demanded money and ran after the deliveryman gave him cash, police said.

Man robs restaurant, threatens manager

A man threatened the manager of the Brooklyn Park Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant Thursday night and stole an undetermined amount of cash, county police said.

Sandy Willhide, 29, the manager of the restaurant in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway, said the man came in about 8:30 p.m. and handed her a note that read: "Don't do anything stupid. Put all the money in a bag. I have a gun and I will shoot you."

The man also threatened to kill Ms. Willhide as she put money from two cash registers in a bag and handed them to him. He walked out of the store, crossed Ritchie Highway and disappeared behind a Crown gas station, police said.

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