Man robs four area stores in one day

Crimes occurred in 15-hour span

November 27, 2006|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun reporter

Baltimore County police were searching over the weekend for a heavy-set white man in his 40s with a scruffy beard and a pony-tail who robbed four convenience stores in the Catonsville area Saturday within a period of about 15 hours.

In each robbery, the man threatened to shoot store clerks but did not display a weapon, police said.

No injuries were reported.

The first robbery was reported at 3:11 a.m. when a man about 6 feet tall and weighing more than 200 pounds entered the Royal Farms in the 4000 block of Wilkens Ave. and requested cigarettes.

When the clerk was about to retrieve the cigarettes from a display, the man implied he was armed and demanded money from the cash register.

He fled with an undisclosed sum.

At 4:42 a.m., police said, the same man entered the Royal Farms in the 500 block of Edmondson Ave., used the same approach and escaped with cash.

After apparently taking a break, the same man - in similar fashion - robbed a 7-Eleven in the 6300 block of Frederick Road about 2:10 p.m. and the Route 40 West Shell in the 7000 block of Rolling Road about 6 p.m., police said.

The man was seen driving away after each crime in a burgundy pickup truck, but the tag number was unknown.

Anyone with information about the man's identity was urged to call the Wilkens Precinct at 410-887-0872.

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