Gunman robs pizza parlor in Crofton RTC

September 26, 1996

A gunman robbed a Crofton pizza parlor Tuesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

The man ordered a submarine sandwich at Pizza Boli's in the 2100 block of Defense Highway shortly before 8 p.m., police said.

Police offered this account: The man walked in and out of the store twice, returned, pulled up his shirt to show a black handgun stuck in his pants and announced a robbery. He ordered all but manager Abdul Chaudry, 37, into a back room and forced them to lie on the floor. He pushed the gun against Chaudry's back and demanded money. Chaudry gave him money from the registers.

Pumps, lights stolen from trucks in thefts

Two hydraulic pumps and lights were stolen from trucks at Jernigan and Trott Concrete Pumping in the 7800 block of Sandy Farm Road, Severn, county police said yesterday.

Sharon Kay Jernigan reported the theft of the pumps, together valued at $1,600, from snowplows mounted on a Dodge truck and a Chevrolet pickup truck about 4: 30 p.m. Monday.

The trucks were parked in a lot behind the business, police said.

The next afternoon, Jernigan called police again after she discovered that two lights worth $125 had been stolen from the Chevrolet's snowplow, police said.

Route 424, Duke of Kent intersection lights OK'd

The State Highway Administration has agreed to place flashing lights on Route 424 near the intersection with Duke of Kent Drive and to reduce the speed limit there from 35 to 30 mph during school hours.

Parents on the north side of Route 424, whose children must cross it to reach Crofton Elementary School on Duke of Kent Drive, have long sought added safety measures, according to Torrey Jacobsen, treasurer of the Greater Crofton Council.

Several months ago, the council and Crofton Elementary parents asked Republican state Sen. John A. Cade of Anne Arundel County to put pressure on SHA to make changes at the intersection. Paul Armstrong, a highway administration district engineer, outlined the plan in a Sept. 19 letter to Cade.

Installation of the flashing lights and reduced-speed signs is expected to begin this year, according to the letter.

Thief steals truck, tools from tree business

A burglar jumped the fence to get into the parking lot of Asplundh, a tree company in the 1900 block of Betson Court in Odenton, between Saturday and Monday and stole a truck and more than $3,600 worth of tools and generators from several others, county police said. The truck was found undamaged nearby, police said.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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