Westminster man charged in robbery at 7-Eleven Bail review hearing scheduled for today

July 28, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Westminster man accused of robbing a New Windsor convenience store July 17 is being held on $50,000 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center, pending a bail review hearing in District Court today.

In charging documents, state police said a man walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 2800 block of New Windsor Road about 12: 50 a.m. and placed a handgun in the clerk's back and forced her to lie on the floor as he removed less than $40 from the store's cash resister.

Police said the man threatened to rape the woman unless she forgot what he looked like.

He told her to count to 20 out loud, but stopped her at the count of five, police said.

Police said the man then forced the clerk to the back of the store where he made her undress and lie on the floor of a walk-in cooler as he stole pocket change from her clothing.

Investigators said the man ordered her to count to 100 and fled.

Later that day, police said an informant told them Joseph T. Savage, 39, of the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. in Westminster fit the description of the armed robber.

After obtaining photographs from store surveillance cameras, investigators said they showed the pictures to Savage's co-worker, who identified the man in the photographs as Savage.

A warrant was obtained and Savage was arrested late Thursday, court records show.

Savage was charged with armed robbery, robbery, use of a handgun in committing a felony, first- and second-degree assault, third- and fourth-degree sexual offenses, and two counts of theft.

Pub Date: 7/28/97

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