Two men sought in Severna Park bank robbery Two men...

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August 02, 2002

Two men sought in Severna Park bank robbery

Two men held up the Bank of Annapolis in Severna Park yesterday morning.

At 10:27 a.m., the men entered the bank at 50 McKinsey Road, and announced that they were robbing the bank. Police said one man held a small, black automatic handgun, and bank clerks gave the men an undisclosed amount of cash. The two men then fled on foot.

One robber was described as a black male, 5 feet 3 or 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build, and wearing a white tank top, dark pants and sunglasses. The other, a white male, was described as 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing a white or gray T-shirt, blue jeans and blue-tinted sunglasses.

The FBI is also investigating the robbery.

County police investigate armed robbery of hotel

County police are investigating an armed robbery early yesterday morning at the Annapolis Courtyard by Marriott, and an attempted entry at the Comfort Inn in Arnold.

In the robbery, police were called to the Riva Road hotel at 4:18 a.m. and were told by employees that two men - one black and one white - had entered the building. One of the men threatened a desk clerk with a handgun and forced him to remove an undisclosed amount of cash from the register, police said.

The robbers fled the hotel on foot, but police said they might have been driving a dark, older model Jeep Cherokee.

The second incident occurred at 5:12 a.m., at the Comfort Inn on Old Mill Bottom Road. Police said that a man wearing a mask unsuccessfully tried to enter the hotel. He ran from the area.

Officer Charles R. Ravenell, a police spokesman, said investigators don't know whether the incidents are related.

Man accused of firing shots that hit 2 homes

A 20-year-old Severn man, who county police say fired several shots that damaged two Pasadena homes early yesterday has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and destruction of property.

Police arrested Robert Lee Faulkner of the 1800 block of Cedar Drive during an unrelated traffic stop at Fort Smallwood Road and Riviera Drive. During a search of the car, police said, officers found a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition. Spent shell casings were recovered from the traffic stop area. Faulkner was also charged with concealing a firearm and use of a handgun in commission of a felony.

A Dunlap Road resident called police to the area at 12:50 a.m. after hearing a gun shot and seeing a car traveling south on the road. She told police that several more shots were fired from the car and struck two houses on Dunlap Road. There were no injuries, police said.

Victim identifies suspect in gas station holdup

County police have charged a 22-year-old Baltimore man with armed robbery in connection with the holdup of a customer Wednesday night at a Citgo gas station in Pasadena.

Police arrested Nicholas Francis Albright of the 500 block of Annabell Ave. after the robbery victim identified him as a suspect.

Officers were called to the gas station in the 8800 block of Fort Smallwood Road at 8:52 p.m. to respond to a reported robbery. The victim told police that someone he was familiar with approached him outside the gas station and pulled out a silver revolver. Police said the victim gave the robber a gold necklace and gold cross pendant.

Police said the robber fled north on Fort Smallwood Road in a dark brown Lexus, and the victim provided investigators with the car's license plate.

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