Man arrested, charged in toy-gun holdup of store

January 22, 1995|By From Staff Reports

An Edgewood man accused of robbing a Joppa convenience store with a toy gun was arrested the same day after witnesses and physical evidence linked him to the crime, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Brett Lee Kimmelman, 23, of the 1600 block of Candlewood Court was arrested at 7 p.m. Wednesday on charges of robbery, assault with intent to commit robbery, unlawful detention, assault and battery and theft. He was held at the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Deputies responded to an 8:30 a.m. armed holdup call at the High's Store at 910 Old Philadelphia Road in Joppa, and learned that a man had forced a woman clerk into a bathroom and bound her hands and feet.

The clerk freed herself and confronted the man, who was still in the store, the spokesman said.

The suspect forced her to return to the bathroom and struck her in the head and back. He then tied the woman's neck to her hands and feet, the spokesman said.

He fled as the woman freed herself again and called police.

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