Shoplift suspect arrested in hijack

Police sought man on attempted-murder charge for months

January 08, 1999

Baltimore County police called in to handle a suspected shoplifting case wound up Tuesday arresting a suspect charged with attempted murder, carjacking and robbery of an 82-year-old Glen Burnie woman in November.

Gerald Strosnider, 48, of no fixed address was turned over to Anne Arundel County officers last night, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Strosnider was being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center last night.

A Towson Town Center store employee called police Tuesday after detaining a man the employee said he saw putting a scarf in his coat and leaving without paying for it.

Officers found a scarf in the man's coat, said Toohey. When they asked him his name, he gave an alias, but after determining his real name, the officers ran a warrant check and discovered an outstanding Anne Arundel County warrant, Toohey said.

Katherine VanSant, 82, was leaving the parking lot of a Giant Food store in Glen Burnie in November when a man dragged her out of her car and then ran over her legs.

Strosnider was charged in a warrant but had not been located.

Pub Date: 1/08/99

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