Police look for leads on robbery at High's store on New Year's Eve

January 03, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

Howard County police are investigating a New Year's Eve robbery in which a man threatened a Jessup convenience-store clerk and hauled off $75 and 50 cartons of cigarettes in a trash bag.

The clerk was not injured in the robbery at the High's in the 7900 block of Washington Blvd. Police said the robber implied he had a gun but never displayed one.

About 5:30 a.m. Dec. 31, police said a man entered the store, approached a clerk and asked for batteries. When the worker turned around, the man went behind the counter and threatened her with the use of a gun, police said.

The robber then pulled a trash bag from his pocket, loaded it with cartons of cigarettes, ordered the clerk to give him cash from the register, took the money and ran, police said.

The robber was described as a slim black man, about 18 years old, wearing a blue plaid flannel shirt, police said.

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