Gunman fails in store robbery

February 04, 1997

Hampstead police were searching yesterday for a man who attempted to rob a grocery store at gunpoint Sunday evening.

Police said the man hid in the stockroom of Weis Market in the Roberts Field shopping center and emerged shortly after closing.

He ordered four workers to go to the front of the store, where he was startled to see about 15 other workers in a meeting. The man fled out the back door without any money.

The suspect was described as in his mid 20s, about 5-foot-8 and 160 pounds. He has reddish blond hair.

A man vaguely fitting that description is being sought in connection with robbery Wednesday at Little George's, a grocery store near Taylorsville. He was accompanied by a 300-pound man.

Fire

Hampstead: Firefighters from Manchester and Arcadia, Baltimore County, assisted Hampstead at 9: 27 p.m. Saturday, responding to a chimney fire in the 3300 block of Snydersburg Road. Units were out 56 minutes.

Hampstead: Firefighters from Lineboro and Hampstead assisted Baltimore County at 9: 28 p.m. Friday, responding to a garage fire in the 21000 block of Middletown Road. Units were out two hours and 56 minutes.

Police

Hampstead: A Hoffman Mill Road resident told police the windshield of a vehicle was smashed while it was parked outside a home between midnight Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday. Damage was estimated at $250.

Hampstead: State police reported the rear window of a police vehicle was smashed Friday night while it was parked on Sycamore Drive. Damage was estimated at $200.

Pub Date: 2/04/97

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