Man charged in Arundel robbery after 2 employees catch suspect

Deposit had been taken from pizza shop worker

January 08, 2004|By Childs Walker | Childs Walker,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore man faces armed robbery charges after two Domino's Pizza employees foiled an attempt to rob another store employee of the night's pizza earnings, Anne Arundel County police said.

Amanda Downing, the assistant manager for the Domino's in Millersville, said she did not see the robber until he had confronted her Monday night, asking for the bag full of about $600 in cash she had gone to deposit.

Downing, 20, handed over the bag and did not try to stop the man as he ran off. But two of her employees, who had dropped her off at the M&T Bank at Route 2 and Hammonds Lane, had other ideas.

Ali Bakkar took off in his truck after the man, catching up with him and knocking him to the ground in the parking lot of a Rite Aid across Hammonds Lane, police said. Bakkar and fellow employee Matt Lundy wrestled the knife and money from the man. They held the man for 10 minutes until police arrived about 11:30 p.m.

Brandon Lee Ohl, 19, of Wallace Avenue in Baltimore is charged with armed robbery and other offenses, police said. Ohl was being held last night at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on Jennifer Road.

Police generally advise motorists to leave pursuits to trained officers, but Downing said she wasn't surprised to see her co-workers chase the man.

"They're both employees, and they're both friends," the Brooklyn Park resident said.

But she added, "I'm not taking any more deposits to the bank any time soon."

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.