Pizza shop employee foils, holds armed robberA pizza shop...

November 28, 1995

Pizza shop employee foils, holds armed robber

A pizza shop employee thwarted an armed robber's attempt to rob him early Saturday and held onto the man until a passing police officer arrested the suspect, county police said yesterday.

Police said Zulfiqar Ahmed Ali, 39, had just closed Pizza Boli's in the 300 block of N. Crain Highway in Glen Burnie about 2:30 a.m. when a man with a handgun approached and demanded money.

The two struggled and the man hit Mr. Ali in the forehead with his gun. But a passing officer noticed the fracas and intervened.

Police charged Mark Thomas Basil, 28, of the 300 block of Ackerman Road in Stevensville with attempted armed robbery and assault with intent to murder.

Mr. Ali was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Vandals spray-paint vehicles in Glen Burnie Park

Vandals spray-painted nine cars and trucks in Glen Burnie Park between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sunday, police said yesterday.

The vehicles were in the 500 and 600 blocks of Elizabeth Road, the 200, 300 and 400 blocks of Baylor Road, the 600 block of Marshall Road, and the 500 block of Joy Circle.

All were sprayed with yellow and black paint, police said.

A smile face was painted on two vehicles.

Baseball cards, jewelry taken in apartment burglary

A Glen Burnie couple came home from vacation Saturday evening to discover that someone had stolen a diamond necklace, several hundred vintage baseball cards and other items from their two-bedroom apartment in the 400 block of Secret Bend, county police said.

The thief apparently broke through a bedroom window to ransack both bedrooms and steal the necklace, a three-ring notebook of about 300 baseball cards dating as early as 1961.

A small gray box of stocks, birth certificates and other papers also was missing, police said.

Men hurl full beer cans at car in tavern lot

Four men surrounded a Glen Burnie man's car in the parking lot of an Odenton tavern early Saturday and hurled unopened beer cans at the car, smashing the windshield, breaking the antenna and denting the door on the driver's side.

Warren Francis Brown, 26, of the 6400 block of Washington Square told police that a fight occurred at The Place in the 8300 block of Telegraph Road. As he was leaving, four men surrounded his 1991 Hyundai Scoupe and threw cans at the car, police said.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated at about $1,200.

$1,100 parrot stolen from Glen Burnie pet store

A man apparently working with a partner walked out of a Glen Burnie pet store with a parrot valued at $1,100 Friday evening, county police said yesterday.

Police said the manager for Parrots Plus in the 700 block of S. Crain Highway was serving two customers about 5 p.m. As he was talking with one customer, the other removed the miniature macaw from its cage and left the store.

The macaw is green with a white face.

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