Man flees furniture store after robbery attempt

April 19, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A man tried to rob an Elkridge furniture store Wednesday evening but fled when an employee showed him there was no money in the store's safe, Howard County police said.

No one was injured in the robbery attempt.

Police said a man posing as a customer walked into the Bedroom Outlet in the 7500 block of U.S. 1 at 5: 30 p.m. and asked an employee about buying furniture. After the employee answered him, the man pulled a Glock 9 mm handgun and demanded money from the store safe, police said.

The employee led the man to the safe, but no money was inside. When the employee explained that the business keeps no cash in the safe, the suspect ran, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male, 25 to 30, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. He had a scar on his left cheek and wore a three-quarter-length coat, dark jeans and blue and white sneakers, police said.

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