Roy Rogers, Domino's, McDonald's, Clyde's and Pizza Hut are all names that regularly attract Howard County restaurant-goers. This weekend, police said, they also attracted robbers.
Police said holdups of employees and patrons occurred from Friday afternoon to early yesterday. None of the five incidents appear to be related, said Sgt. Tara Ball, a police spokeswoman.
The series of robberies began when a youth was accosted in the Roy Rogers restaurant parking lot in Columbia's Wilde Lake Village Center by a knife-wielding teen-ager who demanded money and took $20, police said.
Minutes later, a 17-year-old boy was arrested behind the Harper's Choice Village Center in connection with the incident.
Later Friday, a Domino's Pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in the 5900 block of Turnabout Lane in Harper's Choice village, police said.
The Domino's employee described the man as black, 6 feet 1 and 190 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a black hooded jacket and a black ski mask.
About 11: 05 p.m. Saturday, three men pushed their way into a McDonald's in the 7800 block of Pocomoke Drive in Jessup, forced six employees into a basement storage room and stole an unknown amount of cash from the restaurant safe, police said.
The first man was described as dark-complexioned, in his late teens or early 20s, 6 feet tall and 130 to 140 pounds. He was wearing a tan jacket. The second was described as black, 5 foot 6, wearing dark clothes and a ski mask, and the third as black, 6 feet tall and similarly dressed.
Late Sunday night, a couple standing outside Clyde's Restaurant on Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi were robbed by three men who demanded their wallet and purse, police reported.
One robber sprayed the victims in the face with an aerosol spray believe to be dog repellent or pepper spray before taking the man's wallet, a report said.
Police reported that two Pizza Hut employees were robbed outside the restaurant in the 9100 block of Maier Road in North Laurel early yesterday.
Two men armed with knives stole two night deposit bags filled with cash from the restaurant manager, a report said.
Police said a former employee, identified as Gregory St. Jean, 22, of the 7200 block of Oakland Mills Road, was arrested and charged in the robbery.
Arrest warrants are pending for two other men believed to be involved in the case, police said.
Pub Date: 1/28/97