Police release sketch of ATM robber

August 03, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police released a composite sketch yesterday of a man they believe robbed a 38-year-old woman at an automated teller machine in Roland Park early Thursday.

Police also disclosed yesterday that they believe the same man robbed another woman in a nearby holdup days earlier.

The first incident, police said, began about 12:10 a.m. July 23 in the 900 block of University Parkway when a woman parked her car near her house.

The robber forced the woman at gunpoint into her car and drove her to an ATM in the 4800 block of Roland Ave., police said. The man withdrew $400 from the woman's bank account and forced her into the trunk of her car, police said.

The robber parked the car in the 800 block of University Parkway, police said, and opened the trunk so the woman could escape. Unlike the robbery Thursday in Roland Park, the robber was not wearing a mask, allowing police to create a composite sketch.

About 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Elizabeth Leik was using an ATM in the 5200 block of Roland Ave. when a man wearing a Halloween skeleton mask forced her into her trunk and then drove her through North Baltimore.

Leik managed to use a cellular phone to call police, who found her in Govans two hours later.

Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at the Northern Police District at 410-396-2455.

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