Calvert man charged in break-ins

January 15, 1998

Anne Arundel County police arrested a Calvert County man Tuesday and charged him with trying to break into several

Annapolis apartments in the Claiborne Place complex in the 100 block of Hearne Road, police said.

Terence Haywood Coby, 41, was charged with attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools and destruction of property. He also was charged with first-degree burglary when police found an outstanding warrant against him. Claiborne resident Verdell Smith, 76, awoke in his bedroom to the sounds of someone trying to pry open his bedroom window just after 5: 30 a.m., Smith told police. He called police when he saw a man trying to ram something under the window.

When police arrived, they saw a man walking north on nearby Riva Road. As they got near him, police said, he threw a screwdriver into a bush.

Police said they found several other ground-floor windows that looked as if someone had tried to open them with a screwdriver.

Coby is being held at the Anne Arundel Detention Center in lieu of $3,500 bail.

Two men robbed a Linthicum grocery store Tuesday night, police said.

The clerk at the Royal Farms Store in the 300 block of Camp Meade Road told police the men came into the store just before 8 p.m. and demanded money. They told the clerk they had a

gun, but the clerk didn't see one, police said.

After the clerk handed over an undetermined amount of cash from the register, the men fled in a new-looking black Acura, police said.

Pub Date: 1/15/98

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