Man robbed as he eats lunch in car in LinthicumA Michigan...

March 07, 1997

Man robbed as he eats lunch in car in Linthicum

A Michigan man was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon as he ate lunch in his car in a parking lot in the first block of Hammonds Lane in Linthicum, county police said.

Rodney Wayne Lee, 41, told police he began eating lunch shortly after noon when a white Honda CRX pulled in front of him.

A passenger got out and walked toward the driver's side of Lee's car, pointing a .38-caliber revolver at him, police said. The man demanded Lee's cash and keys and a gym bag that was on the passenger seat. Lee handed the items over, and the man got back into the Honda, which sped off toward Hammonds Lane, police said.

Police did not have a detailed description of the man or the getaway driver.

Arnold girl, 14, raped in Cape St. Claire

A 14-year-old Arnold girl was raped Wednesday as she walked home along East College Parkway in Cape St. Claire, county police said.

The girl told officers she had cut through the parking lot of an abandoned Sizzler restaurant about 1 a.m. when a man holding a knife approached, threatened to kill her if she screamed and dragged her into the woods, where he raped her and fled, police said.

Police do not have a detailed description of the man.

Man robbed after trying to be good Samaritan

A Glen Burnie man was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday while helping a man who said his car had broken down, county police said.

Gary Kneiss, 35, told police the man came to his house on Old Stage Road about 3: 30 p.m. and asked for a ride to his car, which had broken down a few blocks away. Kneiss took the man to the car, and the two tried unsuccessfully to jump-start it, police said.

The man asked for a ride home and offered to sell Kneiss a television to get money to pay for a tow truck, police said.

The men drove to an automated teller machine at the Bank of Glen Burnie in the 100 block of Crain Highway, where Kneiss withdrew $40. When he got back in the car, the man pulled out a small pocket knife and demanded the money, police said.

Kneiss handed over the money, and the man ordered him to drive to Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore County, where the man jumped out and fled, police said.

Police blotter

Glen Burnie: Someone stole golf clubs valued at $1,250 from a 1986 Mitsubishi Mighty Max at about 5: 30 p.m. Tuesday while it was parked at Glen Burnie Mall in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway.

Glen Burnie: Someone broke into an apartment in the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday and stole two televisions and a videocassette recorder, together valued at $480.

Pub Date: 3/07/97

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