Man, 24, charged in mall parking lot robberies

January 30, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

County police have arrested a 24-year-old man in what they described as a two-day robbery spree in strip mall parking lots.

Police charged Greg Scott Horn, who has no known address, with two counts of armed robbery, one count of attempted robbery, possession of marijuana and having stolen license tags in connection with three incidents Monday and Tuesday. Police said they are also investigating reports of earlier robberies.

On Tuesday, a man pulled a dark-colored car next to a 73-year-old woman leaving Fair Lanes Bowling Center in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie just after 3: 30 p.m. and tried to grab her purse as she stood by her car, police said. He eventually let go and sped away, police said.

The woman caught half of the man's license plate, and two hours later Detective Michael Mulford saw a car on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Wellham Avenue with plates that matched. He pulled the car over, arrested the driver and found marijuana in the man's pocket, police said.

That attack was similar to robberies Monday in which a man driving a dark car pulled into parking spaces at Box and Save in Glen Burnie and the Giant Food store in Crofton next to customers standing near their cars. The robber demanded money while waving a pistol and left after both victims complied, police said.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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