Police Arrest Two Baltimoreans On Theft Charges

April 24, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Westminster police have charged two Baltimore residents with theft and assault after they allegedly stole merchandise from the Wal-Mart in Westminster on Tuesday and tried to hit store employees with their car while fleeing the parking lot.

Police arrested Renee Lenette Lee, 31, of the 2900 block of Edmondson Ave. in West Baltimore and Robert Anthony Burrow, 31, of the 2400 block of Puget St. in Mount Winans.

Lee was charged with two counts of first-degree assault and one count of theft, and released on personal recognizance.

Burrow was charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of theft and was being held on $1,500 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center, police said.

Police said they recovered $300 worth of stolen merchandise, including cellular telephones, videotapes, soap and carpet freshener.

About 4: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Westminster police were en route to a reported theft at Wal-Mart when a man and a woman fled the store parking lot in a car.

Police said a woman who had witnessed an alleged assault on Wal-Mart employees followed the car north on Route 97.

The woman used her cellular phone to call Westminster Police Department with the location, police said.

City police stopped the car at Route 97 and Silver Run Valley Road and arrested the suspects.

The car, a 1984 Nissan Maxima, did not belong to either suspect, and the license plates were from another vehicle, police said.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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