3 men arrested after robbery, beating at store

September 23, 1997|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Several police officers arrested three men last night after rushing a grocery store in West Baltimore where the owner had been robbed and pistol-whipped.

Officer Gregory Jenkins, a Southwestern District field training officer, said he and trainee Derrick Brown were near Jimmy's grocery store, in the 3500 block of Harlem Ave., about 7 p.m. when they heard on their radio that the store was being robbed by three gunmen.

When Jenkins and Brown arrived, a gunman appeared at the front door of the store as Officer Raymond Cook was about to enter, Jenkins said. Cook fired a shot that missed the gunman, who retreated to the back of the store and joined his accomplices in the storeroom, whose door was locked, he said.

Minutes later, several officers entered the store and arrested the three men in the storeroom, Jenkins said.

He said the store owner, Yung Kim, 39, was found lying behind the counter, bleeding from head wounds.

Lt. Mary Eilerman said the suspects were taken to the robbery squad at police headquarters, where they were expected to be charged with armed robbery and other offenses.

Pub Date: 9/23/97

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