Woman is stabbed in Dundalk near ATM Attack was witnessed by her 8-year-old son

November 21, 1997|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF

A Dundalk woman was in serious condition yesterday after being stabbed at an automated teller machine near her home by an assailant who ran away without taking her money. The attack was witnessed by her 8-year-old son.

Rosemary Alice Littlejohn, 41, of the 2700 block of Moorgate Road, was stabbed in the stomach Wednesday evening after she withdrew money from a First National Bank ATM at 1115 Merritt Blvd., said Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey. Littlejohn is in serious but stable condition, according to a Maryland Shock Trauma Center spokeswoman.

Before being taken to Shock Trauma, Littlejohn told police what had happened and described her assailant as a short white male wearing a tan suede jacket, jeans and black shoes.

Police documents give this account:

"According to the Most receipt, at exactly 7: 14 p.m. Ms. Littlejohn withdrew $20 from her account and was placing it in her wallet when her son said 'Here comes somebody.' The somebody coming was a white male between 20 and 30 years old . This man walked directly up to Ms. Littlejohn, stated 'Give me all your money' and then stabbed her with a sharp object before she could even react to his statement."

The man ran into woods behind the bank, the police documents say. Two other men approached the ATM and found Littlejohn sitting on the ground with her son.

Police did not release the name of the son.

She asked for help, and the two men called 911. An ambulance took Littlejohn to the hospital while a police helicopter, a police dog unit, and several officers, searched the area unsuccessfully.

Police reviewed the videotape from a bank security camera but the assailant was not visible, they said. Police said they know of no suspects.

Pub Date: 11/21/97

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