Two men rob office safe of Safeway at gunpoint

November 26, 1996|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

A Safeway grocery store in Ellicott City was robbed at gunpoint by two men over the weekend, Howard County police said yesterday.

No one was injured in the incident, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.

Two men entered the Safeway in Normandy Shopping Center in the 8400 block of U.S. 40 about 3: 40 p.m. Saturday and climbed over the office counter, police said yesterday.

One suspect demanded money from the office safe while the other man stood guard outside the office area, police said.

After the men obtained an undisclosed sum of cash, they ran out of the store and got into a teal-colored vehicle, Howard County police said. It was not known what direction they headed.

One man was described as black, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, 25 to 30 years old, with a slim build and a mustache. He was wearing a yellow jacket and baseball cap.

The second man was described as black, about 40 years old, 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a blue Nautica jacket.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the men involved. Call the Metro Crime Stoppers at (410) 276-8888.

Pub Date: 11/26/96

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