1 charged in latest holdup

March 30, 1995|By Dan Thanh Dang | Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer

A 42-year-old Towson man was arrested yesterday outside his home and charged in the midmorning robbery of a nearby health food store -- the latest in a series of holdups in the area.

Police were called at 10:37 a.m. to the Power House Natural Food Store in the 100 block of Shealy Ave., where a robber with a ski mask, implying that he had a weapon, ordered several people to lie on the floor and took an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Following an escape route pointed out by witnesses, officers arrested Darnell H. McManus at his house in the 400 block of Jefferson Ave. A garbage bag containing money, a jacket, gloves and a ski mask were found in a yard next door, said Detective Robert E. Marley.

Police said witnesses later identified Mr. McManus as the man they had seen running from the store. He was being held at the Towson Precinct lockup last night.

"We've had eight robberies right in central Towson between Allegheny Avenue and Burke Avenue since November," Detective Marley said. "They've all got the same M.O.s [method of operation]."

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