Loomis Fargo is offering a $10,000 reward...


October 30, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE -- Loomis Fargo is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for Wednesday's robbery of an armored car guard at a Catonsville automated teller machine, the FBI said yesterday.

Two men robbed the guard, an employee of Loomis Fargo, as he began putting money into an ATM beside an Amoco gas station in the 600 block of Frederick Road. The robbers taped the guard's eyes and mouth, handcuffed him and sprayed him with chemical spray before taking a substantial amount of money, county police said.

Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to call the FBI at 410-265-8080 or Baltimore County Crimestoppers at 410-887-2198.

Catonsville campus to hold forum about poverty


CATONSVILLE -- A forum, "Action Against Poverty in Maryland," will be held from 3 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Wednesday at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Planned by the college's social science department, the discussion will include panelists Sister Gwynette Proctor from Our Daily Bread and Christopher's Place, Lauren Siegel from Healthcare for the Homeless and Rob Hess from the Center for Poverty Solutions.

Information: 410-455-4328.

Bank recognized for work in economic development


TOWSON -- Bank of Maryland, the sixth-largest independent bank holding company with headquarters in Maryland, has been recognized by the county for its contribution to economic development.

Bank of Maryland provided a $10 million loan for the expansion of Washington Quality Food Products, which is moving into the former Stroh's brewery in Lansdowne. The bank is also financing the DiPasquale's Italian Gourmet Market, which will open in the old Pikes Theater in Pikesville.

A case of pneumonia suffered six weeks ago by an Internal Revenue Service employee working at the George H. Fallon Federal Building was Legionnaires' disease, officials said yesterday.

Federal officials said they had no evidence linking the woman's illness to the 17-story building, which opened in 1967 and is currently under renovation. No other illnesses have been reported and the woman has recovered, said Libby Baumann, a spokeswoman for the General Services Administration.

In May 1997, 26 of the 600 federal workers in the building at Lombard Street and Hopkins Plaza went to hospitals complaining of burning eyes and other symptoms, but thorough analysis never found a specific cause, Baumann said.

Man beaten by 3 dies; motive, suspects sought

A 47-year-old man who was beaten by three men with a metal stove piece on a Northwest Baltimore street Oct. 23 has died, and police said yesterday they knew of no motive or suspects.

Rodney Grant, of the 5600 block of Clearspring Road in North Baltimore, was taken off life support at Sinai Hospital and was pronounced dead at 4: 17 p.m. Wednesday, said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

Police said witnesses reported seeing three men run from where Grant was beaten in the 4600 block of Park Heights Ave.

Spend Halloween night with Edgar Allan Poe

The annual Halloween tour of the Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs at Greene and Fayette streets, where author Edgar Allan Poe is interred, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

The tour will include a performance of Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart," music performed on an 1882 pipe organ and ghostly appearances by Poe's wife and "Frank the Body Snatcher," an apocryphal 19th-century grave robber.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children to help cover costs for popcorn, cider and prize drawings. The Westminster Burying Ground is on the campus of University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Pub Date: 10/30/98

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