Police hunting two who robbed Wendy's outlets

March 18, 1997

Howard County police are looking for two men who they believe have robbed a number of Wendy's restaurants in Howard and Anne Arundel counties over the past few months, including one in Owen Brown village this past weekend.

The two also are suspected of robbing a Wendy's in Prince George's County in July, police said.

"The robbers all appear to have a similar modus operandi, and they have been robbing Wendy's restaurants and not any other fast-food establishments," said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.

The Wendy's robberies have followed a similar pattern: Store clerks are forced into walk-in freezers at gunpoint by masked assailants, who head out the door with cash.

The latest robbery happened about 12: 20 a.m. Saturday at the Wendy's on Dobbin Center Way when two men, both with handguns, accosted a restaurant employee as he was leaving work.

The masked men forced the employee back into the restaurant, where the manager gave the robbers an undetermined amount of cash from the safe; the employees were forced inside a freezer, and the robbers fled.

No one was injured.

The robbers are described as two black males, 18 to 20 years old, wearing black clothing, ski masks and gloves.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the robbers in this case.

Pub Date: 3/18/97

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