Annapolis man charged in 4 robberies Stores were held up over 5-day period

September 13, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

County and Annapolis police arrested Wednesday an Annapolis man they believe is the note-carrying robber who held up four stores in two jurisdictions over five days.

George H. Brown Jr., 29, of the 1800 block of Bowman Drive in Annapolis was charged with four counts of armed robbery. He was being held at the county Detention Center without bail.

In each incident, the robber walked into a store and handed a clerk a note demanding money, then drew a gun if the clerk did not comply, police said.

Police said the robber last struck about 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday when he robbed Admiral Cleaners in the first block of Forest Plaza Drive in Annapolis of an undisclosed amount of money.

Police said he walked into the store and showed a clerk a note that demanded cash but that the woman would not comply. The man then drew a gun and she gave him money, police said.

A man fitting the same description and method of operation has robbed another dry cleaner's, a uniform store and a nail salon, all in Annapolis or on its borders, since Saturday, police said.

After the Admiral Cleaners robbery, an officer searching Dorsey Road near Old Solomons Island Road saw Brown run from the rear door of a house. Police chased him into the woods between Dorsey Road, Old Solomons Island Road and Aris T. Allen Boulevard, surrounded the area and found him about 30 minutes later, police said.

County police charged him with the Admiral Cleaners robbery and the robbery Tuesday of Paragon Nails in the 2400 block of Solomons Island Road.

Annapolis police charged him with the robbery Saturday of Annapolis Uniforms in the first block of Old Solomons Island Road and the robbery Monday of Cleaning by Riley, in the 1900 block of West St.

Pub Date: 9/13/96

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