Robber, thwarted at motel, holds up a nearby diner

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

When a man who claimed to have a gun learned a Jessup motel had no cash Tuesday, he ran to a nearby diner and robbed it, Howard County police said.

No one was injured in either of the incidents, which occurred within 10 minutes, police said.

According to police, the attempted robbery occurred at 2: 50 p.m. at the Suisse Chalet in the 7300 block of Cresmount Road. A man entered the motel, told employees he had a gun and demanded cash. But he ran from the business when they told him they had none, police said.

About 10 minutes later, police believe, the same man entered Frank's Diner in the 8000 block of U.S. 1, near the intersection with Cresmount Road. The man told workers he was armed and demanded money, police said.

A diner employee complied, and the robber grabbed money from the open register. On his way out, police said, the robber took money from a customer.

In each incident, witnesses described the man as a slim, bearded black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall. He wore black denim shorts and a black T-shirt, police said.

Anyone with information can qualify for a $2,000 reward by calling the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 276-8888.

Police seek gunman who robbed Clinton man

Howard County police are looking for a gunman who robbed a man in a Savage industrial area Friday afternoon.

The victim, Kevin Bowie, 40, of Clinton in Prince George's County, was not injured, police said.

Police said a man carrying a revolver confronted Bowie about 2: 30 p.m. at the intersection of Larkin Road near Greenwood Place in the Corridor Industrial Park. The robber took a pager and an undetermined amount of cash from Bowie and ran.

Police log

North Laurel: Route 216/Baltimore Ave.: A 13-year-old boy was robbed of cash by two other males Monday. The boy was not seriously injured, police said.

Pub Date: 6/19/96

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