Wendy's robbed by man armed with handgun

January 05, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

An armed robber surprised two employees as they were leaving an Ellicott City Wendy's early yesterday , forced them back inside and stole cash from a safe, Howard County police said.

The incident began at 1:14 a.m. when a man with a dark-colored handgun approached the workers and ordered them to return to the fast-food restaurant in the 9200 block of U.S. 40, police said. The gunman forced the manager to open a safe and then took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot, police said.

The robber was described as a white male, in his early 20s and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He wore a ski hat, jeans, a tan-and-green flannel jacket and sneakers, police said.

Anyone with information should call county police at 313-2220 or the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 276-8888 to qualify for a $2,000 reward.

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