Two people robbed outside grocery stores in similar incidents

January 28, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

An armed man robbed a woman Monday evening outside a Giant food store in Crofton two hours after a similarly dressed man using similar tactics robbed a man outside a Box and Save store in Glen Burnie, county police said.

The two attacks might be related, police said. "There certainly are a lot of similarities," police spokeswoman Carol Frye said.

In each, the robber, wearing a plaid jacket or flannel shirt, pulled a car into the parking space next to the victim, showed a gun and demanded money, police said.

Just before 6 p.m., a man pulled into the spot next to David Schnaeberg, 58, at the Box and Save in the 700 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. The man stuck a gun into Schnaeberg's rib cage and demanded his wallet. Schnaeberg handed it to the thief, who left, police said.

About two hours later, a man got out of a car in the parking lot of a Giant Food store in the 1100 block of Route 3 in Crofton and approached Tracy Tomiko Inai, 25. He pointed a gun, she told police, and demanded her purse. Inai gave it to him, and the man left.

Pub Date: 1/28/98

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