Man implying he has a weapon robs 7-Eleven store

August 22, 1996

A Glen Burnie 7-Eleven store was robbed Tuesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

A clerk told police that a man walked up to the counter shortly before 10 p.m. and demanded money.

The man kept his left hand in his pocket but did not display a weapon, then handed the clerk a small brown paper bag, police said.

The clerk complied, and the man took the bag and ran north toward Crain Highway, police said.

The robber was described as white, in his early 30s, with a black, curly wig, a gray mustache and silver-framed glasses. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans torn at the cuffs, white tennis shoes and a baseball hat.

Woman charged with prostitution

A plainclothes officer arrested a Baltimore woman Monday on prostitution charges, county police said.

Officer Roger E. Crawford was working in plain clothes shortly after 3 p.m. when he got a call that a woman was soliciting in the 4200 block of Ritchie Highway.

Crawford went to the area and saw a woman walking up to cars, police said. The officer drove up and talked to the woman, who said she was working. She offered to take the officer to a place in the 900 block of Victory Ave. where they could do anything he wanted, police said. The woman then told the officer to get $40 for sex from an automated teller machine, police said.

The officer let the woman into the car and took her to an unidentified location on southbound Ritchie Highway, where she was arrested.

Bonita Marcia Gaither, 41, of the 4200 block of Audrey Ave. was charged with prostitution.

Man, 18, charged after altercation

A Baltimore man was arrested Monday on charges that he hit a Glen Burnie man on the head with a wrench after the man insulted the suspect's girlfriend, county police said.

Joseph Proctor, 18, of the 3600 block of West Bay Ave. was charged with assault with intent to disfigure and battery.

Patrick V. Kearney, 35, of the 200 block of Crain Court Circle was treated at North Arundel Hospital for head injuries and released.

Police said witnesses told them that Angelina Giardina, 17, of the 8000 block of Wind Wood Road and the men were on Crain Highway near Pershing Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. when Kearney made some rude comments to Giardina, Proctor's girlfriend.

Proctor began to argue with Kearney, police said, and Kearney then attempted to hit the man but missed and hit the girl in the mouth.

Proctor grabbed a pipe piece and hit Kearney in the legs, police said, then grabbed a wrench from his truck and hit Kearney on the head, police said. Proctor tried to run when police arrived, but they caught and arrested him.

Man arrested at store after alleged theft

Police arrested a Baltimore man Tuesday on charges that he stole two telephones valued together at more than $500 from the Hecht's at Marley Station.

Juan Mario Biggs, 27, of the 3400 block of Woodland Ave. was charged with felony theft.

A Hecht's security guard called police to the store shortly before 6 p.m. He told police he had seen a man take two digital telephones, then walk out of the store without paying for the items.

The guard stopped the man as he tried to get into a car, police said.

Pub Date: 8/22/96

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