Police suspect one man in six store robberies

November 09, 2000

The robbery of a Hampstead gift store Tuesday evening is the sixth such crime in the Route 30 corridor in recent weeks and may have been committed by the same man, Hampstead police said yesterday.

The man entered the Holy Cow shop in the 1300 block of Main St. about 6 p.m. Tuesday and walked around briefly before starting a conversation and asking for change, said Capt. Jay Gribbin. The robber then ordered the clerk to lie on the floor and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the open register, police said.

A police dog K-9 search of the area to which he fled to was unsuccessful.

The robber was described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a mustache and short brown hair.

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