A man who demanded money but never said or implied he had...

January 27, 1998

A man who demanded money but never said or implied he had a weapon robbed a Brooklyn Park 7-Eleven early Sunday, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of the store's money along with the clerk's handbag, county police said.

The robber entered the store at 4000 Ritchie Highway just across the city line shortly before 4 a.m., jumped over the counter between the gas pump register and a rear cash register and declared: "I want the money."

Asked where her handbag was, the clerk said she pointed to it under the counter near the rear register. The robber took the handbag, walked to the front of the counter area and ordered the clerk to open a register from which he grabbed the cash, she told police.

The robber, who fled on foot toward Hanover Street in the city, was described as white, 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build and short brown hair, wearing a gray-blue jacket and blue corduroy pants with a hole in a rear pocket.

Police log

Arundel Village: A 46-year-old man was arrested Sunday and charged with raping one of two women he and a friend allegedly met on Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore and took to his home in the 5200 block of Patrick Henry Drive. The 24-year-old woman told police she was accosted in the basement after they had watched videos.

Brooklyn Park: A 50-year-old woman told police she was walking along Ritchie Highway between 13th and 14th avenues about 11: 10 a.m. Sunday when a man approached from behind, asked for $20 and, when she refused the request, grabbed the purse from her shoulder, sat down and began going through it. As the victim began waving at passing cars for help, the man walked away with the purse. He was described as white, 18 to 20, with dark, scraggly shoulder-length hair and a goatee, and wearing a red Nautica jacket and dark skull cap.

Pub Date: 1/27/98

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