Woman pleads guilty in holdups Glen Burnie resident admits driving car in two armed robberies

October 15, 1997|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

A Glen Burnie woman pleaded guilty yesterday to driving the getaway car in two of a string of fast-food restaurant holdups in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties in which masked robbers herded victims into refrigerators or freezers.

Passion Lee Moseley, who entered the plea in Anne Arundel Circuit Court to two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, is the first of three defendants in the case to come to trial. Prosecutors described Moseley, 19, as a reluctant participant in the robberies, although she received up to $150 for each robbery.

Judge Eugene M. Lerner agreed that he would not impose a sentence totaling more than five years -- the maximum possible was 40 years. Moseley, of the 7600 block of Spencer Road, has agreed to testify in trials of the two men accused in the robberies. No court dates have been set for them.

About a dozen other charges against Moseley, including armed robbery and theft, will be dropped at sentencing, set for Dec. 4.

Prosecutors said Moseley, a student at Anne Arundel and Catonsville community colleges, drove for Mikel Antonio Peterson, 21, whose last known address was in the 4200 block of Rokeby Road in Baltimore, and Roy Lee Hines, 28, whose last known address was in the 3900 block of Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.

On Jan. 27, two men wearing ski masks locked workers in a freezer at McDonald's in the 7900 block of Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Sun Valley. They forced the manager to open the safe and register, and give them cash. The same men robbed the same restaurant on Feb. 6, said Assistant State's Attorney Fred Paone.

Police arrested three suspects Feb. 17 after officers staked out a Burger King at 718 Nursery Road, Linthicum. They saw two men who matched the descriptions of suspects in other fast-food robberies get out of a 1989 blue Ford Escort, go inside the restaurant and return to the car a few moments later without any food.

The car returned to the lot a few minutes later and left again.

Police followed the Escort from the Burger King lot onto the Baltimore Beltway and pulled it over at the Wilkens Avenue exit. Officers searched the car after they noticed the front-seat passenger was squirming as if he were trying to hide something and the driver said she didn't have a license, police said.

Officers asked the three to get out of the car and searched them. The front-seat passenger was wearing an empty holster, police said.

Police said they also found a silver-colored revolver under the front passenger seat, two ski masks in the car and a similar revolver on the second man, police said.

In the string of fast-food restaurant holdups in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties, the robbers carried silver-colored guns and wore either hoods or ski masks.

Moseley also faces charges in Baltimore County in the Feb. 19 holdup of a McDonald's at 1706 Reisterstown Road.

Peterson and Hines are charged in Baltimore County in the Jan. 17 armed robbery of a McDonald's at 6502 Security Blvd. and an armed robbery of a Superfresh store at 7117 Security Blvd.

Pub Date: 10/15/97

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