Three people arrested in two robberies One suspect hospitalized after officer fires in chase

March 30, 1996|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

Three suspects -- one of them shot in the buttocks by a police officer -- were in custody yesterday in connection with two Randallstown convenience store holdups.

The first robbery occurred about 11 p.m. Thursday at a Royal Farm store in the 5300 block of Old Court Road. It was the fifth holdup since March 23 that police believed was the work of the same men -- who police suspect in a second robbery within two hours.

True to form, a 7-Eleven on Offutt Road was robbed a short time later -- and Officer Roger S. Leonard, on patrol, saw two gunmen run out and get into a blue Geo Metro driven by a woman, said a police spokesman.

A clerk told Officer Leonard the store had been robbed, and he pursued the getaway car onto Liberty Road, where the driver stopped at a traffic light and all three occupants jumped out and ran in separate directions.

Officer Leonard ran after one man, who ignored orders to stop and threw money on the ground as he ran. The officer fired when the suspect reached into his waistband and turned toward the officer, Capt. Brian A. Uppercue said.

Donnell Coles, 29, of the 700 block of N. Grantley St. in Baltimore was listed in stable condition at Sinai Hospital with a wound to the buttocks, police said. Charges against him were pending.

Antoine Curtis King, 28, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave. in Baltimore was charged with five counts of armed robbery.

Temmy Victoria Stokes, 38, of the 3500 block of Foxcliff Court in Randallstown was charged with two counts of armed robbery and a count of accessory to robbery.

L Police said two 9 mm handguns and ski masks were in the car.

Pub Date: 3/30/96

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