Girl snatches purse of woman in wheelchair

September 19, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A teen-age girl ripped a purse from the arm of a woman in a wheelchair Wednesday on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie, county police said.

Veronica Thomas, 28, of Baltimore told police she was leaving work about 9: 30 p.m. and was at the corner of Oak Lane and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard when the girl walked up to her, snatched her purse and ran south on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

Thomas called for help, and several people chased the girl, who got away in a dark Volkswagen driven by a man, police said.

Employees at a Crofton dry cleaning business escaped a gunman Wednesday by dashing out of a door he had ordered them to lock. The bandit took the cash drawers and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.

Witnesses told police a man walked through a rear door of Crofton Station Cleaners in the 1100 block of Crain Highway shortly after 7 p.m., pointed a silver-colored handgun at three employees and ordered them to lock the front door.

The employees escaped instead and called police. When officers arrived, they found two cash drawers missing. Police do not have a detailed description of the gunman.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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