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February 28, 2005

RIVIERA BEACH

Woman making bank deposit is punched in face, robbed

A woman making a deposit at a Bank of America drop box was punched in the face and robbed of an undisclosed amount of money yesterday morning in Riviera Beach, Anne Arundel County police reported.

The victim was confronted about 9:30 a.m. outside the bank branch in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road by a man wearing a black knit cap, gray hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans who said, "Don't move," and stole the deposit and money from her back pocket, she told police.

The man punched her in the face and fled north on Fort Smallwood Road, driving an older-model gray, full-size pickup truck, police said.

"It's a bit unusual at 9:30 in the morning, but it does happen," said police Capt. David Pressley, commander of Anne Arundel's Eastern district.

BALTIMORE CITY

Light rail stations expected to open today after repairs

Light rail service between the Camden Yards and North Avenue stations, halted yesterday because of a broken water main, was expected to be restored by this morning's rush hour, the Maryland Transportation Authority said.

Shuttle buses transported passengers between the eight affected stations yesterday while city workers repaired the broken main at Howard and Lexington streets, officials said.

CARROLL COUNTY

Meetings scheduled to discuss formation of electricity co-op

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold two meetings for businesses interested in joining an electricity purchasing cooperative.

Meetings will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and March 10 at the chamber offices, 700 Corporate Center Court, Suite L, Westminster.

Businesses wishing to participate in the cooperative to reduce their electricity bills must attend one of these meetings. Information: 410-848-9050.

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