Pasadena man charged in two store robberies

April 13, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A county police officer wrestled a Pasadena man to the ground Thursday to arrest him on charges of robbing two convenience stories.

Danny D. Aherns, 29, of the 300 block of Green Drive, was charged with theft, robbery, resisting arrest and assault in robberies at a Royal Farm store at Mountain Road and Catherine Avenue and a 7-Eleven store at Quarterfield and Old Stage roads Glen Burnie.

In the Royal Farm robbery, a man walked into the store about 9: 30 a.m., got a carton of milk and went to the cash register. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man reached over the counter, took an undetermined amount of money and fled, police said.

About 2 p.m., a 52-year-old Glenelg man was paying for gas at the 7-Eleven. When the clerk put $40 on the counter in change, a man snatched the money and fled. The customer, whom police would not identify, chased the man into the woods behind Old Stage Apartments, where the two struggled until the thief got away.

When police arrived, they began searching the woods and found a man lying down next to a tree. As an officer approached, the man stood up and shouted obscenities, police said. When he refused to obey the officer's order to lie down, the two scuffled, police said, and the officer struck the man in the lower left side with a flashlight. The officer wrestled the man to the ground to handcuff him, police said.

Pub Date: 4/13/97


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