In Carroll County Robbery, bomb scare prompt evacuation...

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March 17, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Carroll County

Robbery, bomb scare prompt evacuation at shopping plaza

MOUNT AIRY - Several stores and a day care center in the Mount Airy Shopping Center were evacuated yesterday morning when a man who robbed a Safeway grocery store left behind a fake bomb in a lunch box, state police said.

Police said a man entered the store in the center off Route 27 about 10:30 a.m. and placed a lunch box on the customer-service counter. He opened the box to show an employee a blinking light and a note saying he would blow up the store unless he was given money. The man left the box and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Police said they had no suspects.

In Anne Arundel

2 juveniles arrested in attack on ex-classmates

BROOKLYN PARK - Five Brooklyn Middle School pupils were attacked by two former classmates and threatened with pocketknives yesterday morning on their way to school, Anne Arundel County police said.

Two expelled Brooklyn Park pupils pushed the five and displayed pocketknives, said police spokesman Charles Ravenell.

The former pupils, both 13, were charged in juvenile citations with possession of a deadly weapon and assault, police said.

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