Woman charged with stealing $500 in clothing

April 05, 1995

A Baltimore woman was arrested Monday afternoon on theft charges after she tried to steal more than $500 worth of clothes from a Lerner store in the mall at Marley Station, county police said.

Rixie Groay, 26, the manager of the store, told police she noticed two women take clothes from a display rack about 4:30 p.m. and hide them in a shopping bag. Both women then left the store without paying for the merchandise. Two mall security officers stopped one woman, but the other escaped in a a black Toyota Camry, police said.

The security officers searched the woman and found $535 worth of clothes on her. Northern District Officer Roger Crawford arrived and arrested the woman.

Nicole Lynette McDonald, 25, of the 2100 block of W. Lexington Street, was charged with felony theft, police said.

Man with handgun robs Holiday Inn

A man armed with a handgun robbed a Glen Burnie Holiday Inn yesterday morning of an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said.

Victor K. Akins, 42, the night desk auditor at the hotel in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway, told police that he was counting receipts when the man walked in about 6 a.m. The bandit pulled out a handgun and demanded the money. Mr. Akins gave it to him, and the gunman ran to a dark blue van and drove south on Ritchie Highway, police said.

Essex man robbed outside food store

An Essex man was robbed Monday night as he stood outside the Giant food store in the Sears Shopping Plaza, county police said.

Kevin Gilliam, 29, was at the back of the store in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway about 11:30 p.m. when a man asked him for directions, then suddenly drew a knife and demanded money, police said.

The bandit took Mr. Gilliams's ring and chain when he said he had no money. The robber fled north on Shelly Road, and Mr. Gilliam ran to his car and drove to a gas station, where he called police.

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