Gunman flees after robbery attempt

March 15, 1995

A gunman tried to rob a Pasadena Wawa food market Monday morning but fled without any money when he was frightened by two employees he didn't know were in the store, county police said.

The man walked into the store in the 200 block of Mountain Road shortly before 9:30 a.m. and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the clerk placed the pack on the counter, the suspect pointed a handgun wrapped in a red bandanna and said, "I want all your money, even the money under the drawer," according to police.

When the clerk said she couldn't open the register without a sale being made, the gunman replied, "Just do it." At that moment, two other employees came from the rear of the store and surprised the robber.

The gunman grabbed the cigarettes and ran from the store, heading south on Waterford Road, police said.

Couple charged with drug possession

A Glen Burnie couple was arrested Friday night after a patrolman found a pipe with crack cocaine residue in their car, county police said.

Officer Roger Crawford pulled the 1987 Toyota over shortly before 11 p.m. near Whitaker Road and Freetown Road. The driver had failed to obey a stop sign, police said.

The officer gave the driver a field sobriety test. He also asked the woman sitting in the passenger seat if there was a pipe in the car, police said. The woman took a Coors beer can from under the seat and gave it to the officer, police said. The can had been turned into a pipe.

Dennis Lee Sweep, 37, and Kimberley Ann Sweep, 28, both of the 7700 block of Beaghan Court, were charged with possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

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