Nine vehicles vandalized in hotel lot items stolen

July 30, 1996

At least nine cars parked at a Glen Burnie hotel were vandalized and several hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise taken from them early Sunday before a hotel security guard chased away two men county police said yesterday.

Keith Hill, a security guard for the Holiday Inn in the 6300 block of Ritchie Highway, was checking the lot about 4 a.m. when he spotted the pair and chased them away, police said. Hill called police, then checked the lot and found nine cars had been broken into.

The thieves used a screwdriver to force out the passenger-side window, then ransacked glove boxes and trunks, police said. They stole a 35 mm camera and history books from one car, three gold rings, together valued at $1,500 from another and a cellular phone valued at $650 from a third, police said.

The same night, someone used the same method to break into a car parked nearby at Park Plaza Motel and stole $33 and a cellular phone.

Fast-food outlet robbed at drive-through window

A man who posed as a customer held up the clerk at the drive-through window of a Glen Burnie Wendy's Sunday of an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Witnesses told police the man ordered food at the drive-through of the store in the 7300 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard shortly before midnight, paid for his order, got his change, then drew a black handgun and demanded money, county police said. The clerk handed over the money in the the cash drawer and the man drove off in a small, red four-door car.

Police did not have a complete description of the bandit.

Pub Date: 7/30/96

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