Gun store is robbed of several handguns

February 21, 1997

Three men, one of them armed with a semiautomatic rifle and another with a shotgun, robbed a Glen Burnie gun store of several handguns Wednesday, county police said.

Joe Weber, 54, an employee, told police the men walked into Bart's Sporting Goods in the 6800 block of Ritchie Highway about 7: 30 p.m. and the man with the rifle fired a round into the ceiling.

He ordered all employees to the ground while the man with the shotgun and the third man jumped over the gun counter, police said. The second gunman held his shotgun over one of the employees who was behind the counter and the third man took several handguns from the display case, police said.

The men left in a dark-blue Chevrolet Astro minivan driven by a fourth man. It sped west on Wellham Avenue, police said.

Glen Burnie man charged with stabbing estranged wife

A Glen Burnie man was arrested on assault charges Wednesday after an argument in a Glen Burnie apartment in which the man's estranged wife was stabbed in the hand.

James A. Edwards, 48, of the 200 block of Crain Court was charged with first- and second-degree assault.

Paramedics treated the cut on Lavonnie B. Edwards' left hand, but she refused to be taken to a hospital, county police said.

Police said a man went to her apartment in the 7900 block of Gentle Breeze Court about 4: 30 p.m. to pick up personal belongings and began arguing with her.

The man pulled out a filet knife and began pushing the woman, police said. A struggle ensued and the man stabbed the woman.

Ms. Edwards, 50, called police and the man tried to leave in an Eagle Premier, but officers who arrived moments later blocked him in and ordered him out of the car at gunpoint, police said.

Officers found a knife in the car and arrested the man.

Pub Date: 2/21/97

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