Man held in robberies, traffic offenses Police led on car chase after store holdups

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

Police arrested a Laurel man Monday on four counts of armed robbery in a string of convenience store holdups after a chase that damaged four police cars.

Stanley Foster Jr., 27, of the 7600 block of Arbory Way also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fleeing and eluding, first-degree assault and other traffic charges. He is being held at the county detention center on $235,000 bond.

A clerk at the 7-Eleven in the 7700 block of Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie called police just after midnight Monday to report a robbery. The clerk told police the thief was in his mid-20s and had a large knife.

About five minutes later, police got a second robbery call from the store in the 500 block of Donaldson Ave. in Severn.

Ten minutes later, a robbery call came from the store in the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road in Laurel, and 20 minutes later the store in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road in Odenton was robbed, police said.

In each robbery, the bandit brandished a large knife and wore either a maroon jacket with green sleeves or a blue jean jacket, police said.

In the last robbery, the clerk told police the suspect drove off in a silver Nissan Altima.

An officer saw a car matching the description on Reece Road near Loving Road, police said. The officer turned on his emergency lights to stop the car, but the driver would not stop.

Cruisers followed the car down Reece, Quarterfield and Burns Crossing roads until the driver turned onto the dead-end Severn Run Court and officers blocked the road.

The suspect hit the front of the police cruiser that blocked the court, his car stopped, and he was arrested.

Clerks from each store identified the man as the robber.

Four cruisers and a citizen's Ford Festiva were damaged in the chase, police said.

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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