Severn man arrested, called suspect in 10 thefts Capture follows holdup at Annapolis bagel shop

December 06, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Annapolis police arrested a Severn man yesterday in the robbery of an Annapolis bagel shop and named him as a suspect in nine other armed robberies in the city and Anne Arundel County in the past several weeks.

Police said they found the man in a gas station parking lot near the shop after he apparently locked himself out of his car, broke a window to get in and stopped for gas and to change clothes.

Quinton Alexander Truxon, 22, of the 1800 block of Cedar Drive was charged with the armed robbery of Bagels And in the 600 block of Taylor Ave. and two armed robberies in Anne Arundel County in the past two weeks. He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

Annapolis police say he also is a suspect in holdups at a Royal Farms store in the 400 block of Sixth St. about 10: 30 a.m. Nov. 27 and Eastport Mobil in the 900 block of Chesapeake Ave. on Thursday.

Officer Carol Frye, an Anne Arundel police spokeswoman, said Truxon told Annapolis police that he had committed seven armed robberies in the county.

He was charged in robberies at Wawa food stores on Bestgate Road outside Annapolis on Nov. 27 and Quarterfield Road in Severn on Dec. 1.

Frye said she expects Truxon to be charged next week in robberies at a restaurant, gas stations and another convenience store.

Yesterday, Annapolis police were called to the bagel shop about 8: 30 a.m. Employees at the store said a man in a black shirt threatened a clerk with a gun and took money from a register.

Police searched the area, and Officer Tim Altomare saw a blue Ford Tempo with a broken rear window at Gibson's Citgo in the 200 block of Ridgely Ave., a few blocks away.

Altomare saw a man who fit the description of the bagel shop robber sitting in the front seat, taking off a black shirt. The man told police he broke the window because he had locked his keys in the car, and that he stopped at the gas station to buy gas.

"This guy was trying to blend in with everybody around him," said Capt. Zora Lykken, Annapolis police spokeswoman. "Most officers would not have picked him up."

Altomare arrested the man, who was identified by witnesses at Bagels And as the man who robbed the store, police said.

The stolen cash and a handgun were in the car, police said.

Pub Date: 12/06/97

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