3 robberies not related, police say Sykesville, Finksburg, New Windsor businesses targeted

no arrests made

September 24, 1998|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Three robberies in Carroll County late Tuesday and early yesterday apparently were unrelated, state police said.

The robberies occurred at a pizza shop in Sykesville, a gas station in Finksburg and a convenience store in New Windsor between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 12: 01 a.m. yesterday, police said.

The first robbery occurred at the Little Caesar's in the 1400 block of Liberty Road at 8: 09 p.m. Tuesday.

Tfc. Darin Wagner of the Westminster barracks said no weapon was displayed when a suspect walked into the pizza shop and handed a plastic bag to an employee, demanding money from the register and the shop's safe.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount.

Police dog units and a state police helicopter aided in an unsuccessful search for the robber by state and local police.

The employee, a 26-year-old Westminster man, was not injured. The employee was uncertain whether the robber was the same man who robbed Little Caesar's about 10 days ago, Wagner said.

Nearly three hours later, a man walked into the Exxon station in the 3000 block of Baltimore Blvd. in Finksburg and entered the restroom.

When he came out moments later, he was brandishing a rifle and demanded money from the register. The robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount, and the employee was not injured in the 10: 51 p.m. incident, Wagner said.

Two bandits wearing scarves over their faces robbed the 7-Eleven on Route 31 in New Windsor at 12: 01 a.m. yesterday.

A cashier told Tfc. William Corun that one of the men carried a large knife with a curved blade. After demanding and receiving an undisclosed amount, the men fled on foot.

A search of the area was unsuccessful.

The robbers in Sykesville and Finksburg, both about 25 years old, wore different clothing, Wagner said. The robbers in New Windsor were about 18 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information about the incidents may call state police in Westminster at 410-848-3111.

Pub Date: 9/24/98

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