Police charge 2, seek others in robberies


After charging two teens in the knife-point robberies at a string of 7-Eleven convenience stores, Anne Arundel County detectives were searching yesterday for several other suspects.

According to police, a 15-year-old Millersville boy and the 16-year-old Severn boy are accused of robbing a 7-Eleven in Millersville twice - first on April 10 and again April 28. They also are suspects in the April 23 robbery of a 7-Eleven on Donaldson Avenue in Glen Burnie, police said.

"Why someone would rob a 7-Eleven is beyond me," said Sgt. Thomas Wilson, head of the county's robbery unit. "They make poor targets because they don't keep much cash in the register and they have excellent video surveillance."

Youths were videotaped stealing cigars and other items from the stores after forcing store clerks to give them money from the cash registers.

Police would not divulge how they were able to identify the suspects because they hoped to catch the others the same way, Wilson said.

The Millersville youth was released into his parents' custody after being charged Tuesday with two counts of armed robbery. The Severn youth, also charged with two counts of armed robbery, was being held at a juvenile detention center.

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