Two Baltimore youths arrested in Glen Burnie robbery attempt

January 07, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two Baltimore youths -- one of them found to have a BB gun -- were arrested in Glen Burnie yesterday afternoon minutes after the attempted robbery of an elderly man behind a Giant Food supermarket, county police reported.

Earl Morris, whose age and address were not available, told police he was walking behind the store in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 3 p.m. when two teens approached him and demanded money.

Morris said when he refused to give them money, one teen implied he had a gun in his pocket and both youths repeated the demand, according to Lt. Jeff Kelly, a county police spokesman.

The man again refused, and the youths walked off, police said.

Morris reported the incident at the store, and Giant employees called police. Officer William Ballard got a description of the youths. Crossing the parking lot, he saw two boys matching the suspects' descriptions among a group of teens at a Krispy Kreme doughnut store.

Morris identified the youths and one was found to have a BB gun, Kelly said.

The youths -- both age 15 -- were charged as juveniles with attempted robbery and were being held for juvenile authorities at the Northern District police station, the spokesman said.

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