Two men rob Eldersburg restaurant

Employees assaulted in morning incident

January 23, 2001|By Jamie Manfuso | Jamie Manfuso,SUN STAFF

An Eldersburg fast-food restaurant manager and an employee were assaulted yesterday morning by two men during an armed robbery, Maryland State Police said.

According to police, the men entered Wendy's in the 6400 block of Ridge Road between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and placed an order. They then displayed weapons and ordered the two employees to turn over an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

After taking the money, the men forced the employees into a freezer, where they were assaulted, police said. Police declined to provide more details. The men fled, police said.

No customers were in the restaurant during the robbery, police said. Two other employees entered the restaurant about five minutes later.

The employees suffered head injuries and were treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released, police said.

State police dog units and a police helicopter searched the area but were unable to locate the robbers.

Trooper Danielle Barry said state police were searching for a possible suspect they believe has committed other armed robberies in Carroll County. The suspect does not live in the county, she said.

Barry said the victims were assaulted for no apparent reason. She said the victims told her they did what the robbers told them and did not provoke them.

A fast-food restaurant in South Carroll was robbed twice in the fall. The Roy Rogers in the 1400 block of Liberty Road in Eldersburg was robbed Sept. 16 and Oct. 10. No one was injured.

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