Armed men steal $1,500 at Pizz-A-Boli's shop

August 16, 1996|By Erica C. Harrington | Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF

An Owen Brown village pizza restaurant was held up early yesterday by armed robbers near closing time -- just over a month after a similar robbery, police said.

Two men wearing masks and gloves stole $1,500 in cash from the register and the employees of Pizz-A-Boli's in the 7100 block of Oakland Mills Road at about 12: 40 a.m., said Sgt. Steven Keller, a Howard County police spokesman.

The men ordered the workers to lie on the ground and then fled, police said. No one was injured.

A Pizz-A-Boli's delivery man working at the same location was robbed and shot in the leg at 1 a.m. July 12 as he left the store to make the last run of the night.

Majeed Ahmad, who was the manager on duty at the time of the July robbery, said yesterday the restaurant can do nothing more to protect itself.

"What precautions can we take?" he asked. "This is a business. People come and go."

Long Reach resident robbed in front of his apartment

A 35-year-old Long Reach village man was robbed by a group of men Wednesday night in front of his apartment, Howard County police said yesterday.

Tyrle Lann Hughes of the 8800 block of Tamar Drive was in front of his apartment at about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was approached from behind by six men, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a Howard police spokesman. The men took Hughes' Walkman, and two of them hit him in the face and knocked him to the ground, police said.

Police provided detailed descriptions of two of the men. One is described as a 20- to 25-year-old black male standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and wearing a blue and red tank top, blue jeans and a baseball cap. The other is described as a 20- to 22-year-old black male standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and wearing a dark blue shirt.

Police log

Long Reach: 8700 block of Tamar Drive: Someone tried to remove sheet rock covering a basement window in a vacant house Tuesday or early Wednesday.

Pub Date: 8/16/96

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