Gun-wielding man holds up Wawa store

December 02, 1997|By From staff reports

A man wielding a large, black revolver held up a Glen Burnie convenience story early yesterday, county police said.

The man walked into the Wawa store in the 7600 block of Quarterfield Road about 2: 30 a.m. and asked for cigarettes, then reached into his coat pocket, pulled the gun and demanded the clerk give him money from the register.

The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount, and the man fled on foot, police said.

A man with a black, semiautomatic handgun robbed a Sun deliveryman early Friday as he was serving his route in Glen Burnie, county police said.

The victim, Lawrence A. Kerr, 28, was delivering papers in the 300 block of Highland Drive about 5: 30 a.m. when a man approached him, told him to take everything out of his pockets and showed him the gun.

Kerr turned over his money and the man ran, police said.

County police arrested three Severna Park youths Friday night on vandalism charges after an officer stopped a car that had the same spray-painted markings as those found on walls at a supermarket and Severna Park High School earlier in the evening.

Police were called to the Valu Food store on Ritchie Highway near Robinson Road around 10 p.m. Friday and later to Severna Park High School to investigate reports of vandalism.

Police broadcast a bulletin for a car believed to be driven by the vandals. Later, officers at Park Plaza on Ritchie Highway near McKinsey Road spotted the car.An officer stopped the car, searched it and found cigarettes and what police called "evidence" that connected the youths in the car to the vandalism.

The youths were taken to Eastern District Station, where they were charged with vandalism and possession of tobacco products and released to their parents.

A man wielding a large-frame revolver robbed a clerk at a Paceway store in Annapolis on Thursday evening, county police said.

Police said a man in his early to mid-20s entered the store in the 100 block of Old Solomons Island Road just before 6 p.m., bought a pack of cigarettes, then drew the gun and demanded money.

He got money from the registerand fled on foot, police said.

County police arrested two Baltimore women on drug charges early Wednesday at Bingo World at the 4900 block of Belle Grove Road after an off-duty county police officer received a complaint about them using drugs in a restroom, police said.

Police said Officer R. E. Crawford was at Bingo World about 1 a.m. when a customer complained about the women in the restroom.

Crawford stopped them as they left the restroom, searched them and found six baggies of crack cocaine, a vial of heroin, a crack pipe and $1,063, police said.

Elizabeth Gail Wrenn of the 8600 block of Saxon Circle in Baltimore was charged with possession of heroin, cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Taryn Walterhowfer of the 200 block of Thompson Ave. in Glen Burnie was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

A woman in her late teens entered a Motel 6 in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Laurel on Wednesday, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and robbed the clerk, police said.

The woman, whom police estimate to be about 18 or 19, entered the motel lobby at 7: 13 p.m. and fled after receiving an unspecified amount of money in a white plastic grocery bag, police said.

Pub Date: 12/02/97

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