Gunman robs resident on Sea Pine CourtTwo men robbed a...

January 13, 1998

Gunman robs resident on Sea Pine Court

Two men robbed a Severn man in front of his house Friday evening, county police said.

Mario Vincent Rossi, 27, was parking his car in front of his house on Sea Pine Court when a man walked to the driver's side window holding a handgun, police said.

The robber ordered Rossi to hand over his wallet while a second man stood behind the robber, police said.

Rossi complied, and the men ran into the woods across the street.

Man impersonates officer, searches and robs youth

A 16-year-old Crofton youth was robbed Sunday by a man who pretended to be a police officer in the parking lot of the Giant Food store in the 1100 block of Route 3, county police said.

Scott Christopher Wagner was standing in the store's back lot after 5 p.m. when a young-looking man pulled up in a tan car, began asking him questions, then said he was a police officer, Wagner told police.

The man searched Wagner, asked to see his wallet and pager, and then told Wagner he would have to search his car, police said.

The man searched the car but did not take anything, and then returned Wagner's wallet but kept his pager, police said. After the man left, Wagner realized the man had stolen his money, and called police.

Names in the news

Poetry published: George L. Coates of Severn has had an original book of poetry published by Watermark Press. Coates ++ has lived in Severn for 33 years. Since his retirement from the Air Force and the University of Maryland Police, he has devoted time to writing poetry and gardening. His book, "Rhythm of Life Lines," is available through Watermark Press, One Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills.

Pub Date: 1/13/98

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