Robbery suspect arrested

January 27, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

Police have arrested a suspect in four county robberies in the past week.

Troy Neal Edwards, 24, whose last known address was in the 200 block of Whitaker Road in Pasadena, was charged with four counts of armed robbery.

His girlfriend, Michelle Marie Quellette, 23, of the 300 block of Magothy Bridge Road in Pasadena was charged with three counts of armed robbery.

Police think she was the lookout on three of the robberies and that she chose the places to be robbed, said Cpl. Maxwell Frye, a police spokesman.

Ms. Quellette was being held last night on $50,000 bail. Bail had not been set for Mr. Edwards.

He is accused of robbing a Severna Park 7-Eleven store Jan. 20; Phil's Shell station in Pasadena Monday morning; the Honey Bee Liquors store in Glen Burnie Monday night; and the Sunset Restaurant and Lounge in Glen Burnie Wednesday night. Ms. Quellette was charged in all but the Honey Bee Liquors robbery.

In all four robberies, a man threatened store clerks with a large butcher knife, police said. In two of the robberies, the robber drove off in a 1988 Chevrolet Beretta with a woman passenger. In one of the robberies, a woman drove the Chevrolet, police said.

The Sunset Restaurant was robbed about 8 p.m. A man entered the restaurant's package goods store and got a bottle of wine from the cooler. He went up to the counter and asked for a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey. When the clerk rang up the sale, the man pulled out a large butcher knife and ordered the clerk to open the cash register, police said.

The man then took $20, $10 and $5 bills from the register. He took the entire cash drawer when he couldn't get the $1 bills out of it, police said. The robber was described as wearing a royal blue, waist-length ski jacket, khaki pants low-cut white sneakers, brown gardening gloves and a mask that covered his face from the nose down, police said.

Five hours later, Sgt. Donald Hauf of the Northern District was on patrol in the 1000 block of Crain Highway when he noticed a man hiding in the shadows of the Aquahart Food Store.

Sergeant Hauf stopped the man as he was crossing Crain Highway. His clothes matched those of the man in the Sunset robbery.

The sergeant searched the man and found a toy handgun, a 10-inch butcher knife, a ski mask, a ski hat and brown gloves, police said.

A few minutes later, Sergeant Hauf stopped a woman who drove by in a 1988 Chevrolet Beretta while the suspect was waiting to be taken to the Northern District station, police said. Both were arrested and charged.

There have been 76 robberies in Anne Arundel County this year. There were 61 robberies for the entire month of January 1994, said a police spokesman.

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