Bicyclist critically injured in Defense Highway accident

April 04, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A Bowie man riding a bicycle on Defense Highway in Gambrills was hit Wednesday by a car driven by a Crofton woman, county police said.

Roger J. Banting, 33, of the 4400 block of Oakview Lane was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was struck by a car driven by Laura J. Bienen, also 33, of the 1400 block of Orleans Court in Crofton.

Police said Banting was riding a 27-inch Cannondale bicycle west on the shoulder of the road east of Hallmark Drive about 2: 30 p.m. when he was struck by a 1986 Ford Escort headed in the same direction.

Neither Bienen nor her 2-year-old daughter, Ashley, was injured.

Man who implied he had gun robs store of cash

A man who implied he had a handgun robbed a store Wednesday in St. Margarets, county police said.

Police said a man walked into the Crossroads Uncommon Country Store in the 1800 block of St. Margarets Road about 5: 30 p.m., motioning as if he had a gun under his sweat shirt, and ordered an unidentified clerk to open the register.

The man grabbed an undetermined amount of money and fled northeast on St. Margarets Road in a maroon compact car.

Police did not have a detailed description of the bandit.

Police log

Severn: Someone broke into a home in the 7800 block of Redwood Tree Road between 9: 30 a.m. and 11: 30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a television, videocassette recorder, eight rifles and shotguns and a 9 mm handgun.

Pub Date: 4/04/97

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