Pizza parlor worker charged in store robbery

September 13, 1996

County police arrested a Baltimore man Wednesday on charges of stealing $180 from the pizza parlor where he worked and then making up a story about being robbed.

Clarence Edwin Gore, 33, of the 2600 block of Rittenhouse Ave. was charged with theft and giving a false report to police.

An employee of the Domino's Pizza store in the 500 block of S. Camp Meade Road in Ferndale called police shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday and told them two men had robbed the store and left in a blue car.

As police continued to question him, the employee's story came apart, police said.

He said he was hit on the back of the head and might have passed out, and later said there was only one robber, police said.

When police warned him about the penalty for giving a false statement, the man admitted he had taken money from the register, hidden it in his car and made up the story to cover up the theft, police said.

Police said they searched the man's car and found $62 in stolen cash. The store's manager reported $180 missing from the register, but police did not find the rest.

Pub Date: 9/13/96

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