Gunman robs supermarket, flees in truckA gunman robbed an...

July 22, 1998

Gunman robs supermarket, flees in truck

A gunman robbed an Eldersburg supermarket early yesterday, then fled in a tan pickup truck driven by an accomplice, state police said.

No one was injured in the incident at 5: 45 a.m. at Food Lion in the 6300 block of Monroe Ave.

Police said the robber, who carried a pistol in his waistband, demanded money from a cashier and fled with an undisclosed amount.

The suspect was described as African-American, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He was hTC unshaven, had short black hair and wore a dark baseball cap, long-sleeved sweat shirt and sweat pants.

Investigators received no description of the accomplice. Police said the pickup was a 1980s model, although they were unable to identify the make. The truck was described as having a loud muffler and a utility tool box in its bed.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 12: 12 p.m. Monday to a brush fire on Obrecht Road at Sheldon Lane. Units were out 18 minutes.

Pub Date: 7/22/98

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