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March 12, 1996

Youths beat, try to rob pizza deliveryman

A group of youths tried to rob a pizza deliveryman Sunday in Meade Village after he refused to give them a pizza, county police said.

The attempt failed, however, when Hagi Mashal, 47, of Catonsville screamed and several people came outside to see what was going on. The youths fled, police said.

Mr. Mashal suffered small cuts on his hand and was not hospitalized.

Mr. Mashal told police he had just completed a delivery in the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle around 8: 30 p.m. when four to six youths approached him and demanded a pizza.

When Mr. Mashal told them he did not have one and they would have to order one, one of the youths punched Mr. Mashal in the face and another kicked him in the legs, knocking him down, police said.

Mr. Mashal screamed and several people came outside to see what was happening, police said. The youths ran away.

Thieves pose as policemen in attempt to rob home

County police are looking for three men who flashed police badge, then forced their way into a Hanover house in an effort to rob it Sunday.

Robert Sturgill told police he and his wife were at home in the 7300 block of Bascom Court South about 8: 30 p.m. when three men banged on his door. When he looked out, one of them flashed a gold police badge so he opened the door, police said.

The one with the badge forced his way into the house, pulled a large semiautomatic pistol from his coat and pointed it at Mr. Sturgill, police said. Mr. Sturgill struggled with the gunman and all three fled.

Man attempts to stop muggers by jumping on car

A Randallstown man leapt onto the hood of a car Saturday night in a vain attempt to thwart the escape of two men who had robbed him outside an Odenton barber shop, county police said yesterday.

Robert Cradle, 28, rolled off the car, which police said was stolen. He had cuts on the right side of his face, but was not hospitalized.

Police found the car, which they said was stolen March 6 in Prince George's County, in the 8200 block of Deer Field Circle in Severn, but found no sign of the bandits.

Mr. Cradle and Kevin Clark, 27, of Edgewood told police they were standing outside Rob's Barber Shop in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton shortly before 7 p.m. when two men, one armed with a handgun, drove up in a maroon 1992 Honda Accord, approached them and demanded money.

Mr. Cradle and Mr. Clark complied and the men escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. As they were driving away, Mr. Cradle jumped on the hood of the car, but was thrown off.

After police found the car, they used dogs to search for the bandits, but could not find them. They did not have a detailed description of the men.

Two men rob 7-Eleven; police could not find culprits

Two men robbed an Odenton 7-Eleven store Saturday, county police said.

The men walked into the store of the 1500 block of Annapolis Road about 4 a.m. and demanded money. One of the men told the the clerk to open the register, while the other implied he had a weapon in his pocket, The bandits took an undisclosed amount of money and ran, police said.

Man posing as customer robs Admiral Cleaners

County police are looking for a man who posed as a customer to rob the Admiral Cleaners store in the 1300 block of Defense Highway Friday night.

The man walked into the shop shortly after 7 p.m., just as it was closing, filled out a cleaning slip for a sweater he was carrying, then pointed a stainless steel revolver at a clerk, police said.

The man forced the clerk to open a cash register and a safe, took an undisclosed amount of money and ran, police said.

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