A gunman who robbed a Glen Burnie gas station Sunday might have made two other unsuccessful attempts at gas stations in Hanover and Crofton over the past two days, county police said yesterday.
Witnesses in each case described a man in his mid-20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with blond hair and a small, silver-colored handgun tucked into the waistband of his jeans.
The robber got away with an undisclosed amount from Uncle Marvin's Oasis in the 7700 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Sunday. But late Monday and early yesterday, he was foiled, once by a clerk who locked the cash drawer and fled before the robber could get to it, the other time by a clerk who refused to give him any money, police said.
A man wearing a blue baseball cap, a green shirt and jeans walked into a Mobil station in the 1000 block of Route 3 in Crofton about 10: 30 p.m. Monday, showed the clerk a gun and demanded money. The clerk refused, and the man left empty-handed.
Shortly after midnight Tuesday, a gunman with a similar description walked into Uncle Marvin's Oasis on Ridge Road in Hanover and asked for a pack of cigarettes.
The clerk, Richard F. Hewitt, 38, turned to pick up the cigarettes, and the man lifted his shirt, showed a silver-colored handgun and demanded money, police said.
Hewitt locked the register, then told the man he couldn't open it, according to reports. The gunman walked around the counter to try to open the register, and Hewitt ran out of the store and yelled for help, police said.
The gunman ran north on Ridge Road.
Pub Date: 8/27/97