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.