Teen charged in robbery to return to Md.

April 04, 1995

Maryland State Police will fly to Florida today to bring back a 16-year-old Stevensville boy who has been charged as an adult in the armed robbery of an Eldersburg veterinary hospital five weeks ago.

Steven Valltos agreed Friday to return voluntarily to face the robbery charges, police said.

Two others teens have been charged in the robbery. Jefferey Taylor, 18, of Stevensville was arrested in Florida and returned to Maryland last week, police said. Facing armed robbery and related charges, he was released Friday after posting a $100,000 bond.

Adrian Rhyanes, 18, of Centreville was arrested at his Eastern Shore home March 9 and charged with armed robbery. He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Investigators say three youths, one armed with an Uzi-type automatic assault weapon, burst into the Carrolltown Veterinary Hospital about 2 p.m. Feb. 28. They forced one of four employees to place 15 bottles of ketamine, a cat tranquilizer similar to PCP, and some cash in a bag. The employees were forced to lie on the floor as the trio fled.

Police say ketamine, known as Special K, can be converted from liquid to powder and can be snorted or smoked.

Gunman robs 7-Eleven store

An armed, masked man robbed the 7-Eleven store in the 2000 block of Liberty Road of an undisclosed amount of money Saturday evening, state police reported.

Police said the man walked into the Eldersburg store about 6:40 p.m. and displayed a large black semiautomatic pistol to the lone employee. He demanded all the money from the cash register.

The robber fled after the money was placed in a paper bag. No one was injured.

Police searched the area without success. The investigation is continuing.

FIRE

* Eldersburg: Sykesville firefighters responded to an auto fire on Freedom Avenue at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. They were out for 18 minutes.

* Sykesville: Sykesville responded to a house fire in the 2900 block of Pebble Beach Drive at 6:09 a.m. yesterday. Units were out for 45 minutes.

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