Armed man, accomplice rob Chi Chi's restaurant

April 25, 1995

A gunman and his accomplice forced the chef of a Chi Chi's restaurant to open the safe Saturday morning, then took an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Godfrey Lennard Delarusa, 35, was alone in the restaurant in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway, when he heard the back door buzzer about 7:45 a.m., police said.

He answered the door and was greeted by a man pointing " "TC 6-inch black revolver in his face. The man ordered Mr. Delarusa not to look at him and made him lie down while a second man checked the office.

They ordered Mr. Delarusa to open the office and the safe, then locked him in the freezer. Mr. Delarusa freed himself after about five minutes and called police.

Police dog tracks suspect to woods

Bubba, one of Anne Arundel's busiest police dogs, tracked a juvenile burglary suspect to some woods Saturday night, which led to the arrest of a second suspect, county police said.

Police said the two boys were trying to pry open the window of a house on Choptank Avenue about 11:20 p.m. Saturday when they were scared off by Eastern District officers.

The officers saw someone run into the woods and called for Bubba and his handler, Special Operations Officer Lawrence O'Connor.

Bubba found one of the boys in the woods 25 yards from the house. The second boy was arrested later at his home.

Both boys were charged with attempted burglary and trespassing and released to their parents. One is 12 and the other is 14, police said.

Save Our Streams plan cleanup

Save Our Streams will sponsor a meeting for volunteers to plan a spring cleanup at 7 p.m. May 2 at Northeast High School in Pasadena.

For more information, call 969-0116.

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