Robbery suspect fits description in similar case Two High's shops held up on successive nights

August 10, 1997|By Sheridan Lyons | Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF

A High's store in Finksburg was robbed Thursday night by a man whose description matches one for a man who held up a High's in Sykesville about the same time Wednesday.

Maryland State Police said a man entered the convenience store in the 3900 block of Sykesville Road in Finksburg about 10: 30 p.m. Thursday, confronted an employee and presented a note demanding money. He appeared to have a handgun in his waistband.

The robber fled with an undetermined amount of cash in a dark-colored vehicle similar to a Chevrolet Camaro, the police said. No injuries were reported in either robbery.

The police are seeking a white male, 30 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and of medium build, unshaven with dark blond hair and wearing a green-and-brown baseball hat, dark sunglasses, a dark-colored nylon jacket, light-colored blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

About 9: 20 p.m. Wednesday, police said, a man entered the High's store in the 6200 block of Sykesville Road, Sykesville, displayed a large knife and demanded money from an employee.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount.

The robber in that incident was described as being of the same age, height and build, unshaven, with light-brown hair and a mustache.

He was wearing dark glasses, a blue windbreaker with a hood, light-blue jeans, dark cloth gloves and tennis shoes.

The Finksburg High's store also reported a burglary about 1 a.m. last weekend, according to police reports.

Someone rigged the alarm system with tape, paper clips, a screwdriver and other materials before the store closed, then re-entered the store after closing and took $382.41.

Pub Date: 8/10/97

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