Police Digest


December 14, 2007

Sandwich shop site of robbery

Two men robbed a Subway restaurant in Glen Burnie at gunpoint on Tuesday, Anne Arundel County police said.

The store clerk told police that two men entered the store in the 300 block of Hospital Drive just before 9 p.m. They displayed handguns, demanded money and then fled. The clerk was not injured.

The suspects were last seen running east through the parking lot. Police and K-9 units searched the area, but did not find the suspects.

The first suspect was described as 20 to 25 years old; 6 feet, 4 inches tall with a thin build and dark complexion. He was wearing a gray zip-up hoodie, blue/tan jeans with writing on the upper thigh. The second suspect was described as 20 to 25 years old; 6 feet, 5 inches tall with a dark complexion, and wearing a black zip-up hoodie.

Woman arrested in ice cream theft

A woman patronizing an Annapolis convenience store stuffed three pints of ice cream into her purse and left without paying, city police said.

According to police, Donna Lynn Ayton, 53, of Bay Ridge Avenue, took three pints from a display at the 7-Eleven in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday and hid them in her purse.

The clerk saw the woman do this, police said, and wrote down her license plate number. Officers traced the car to Ayton, and arrested her at her home. She was charged with theft.

Three face drug charges

Three Annapolis men were arrested on drug charges after police broke up a large gathering at Betsy Court, city police said.

Gregory Anthony Wells, 20, of Betsy Court, Demarcus T. Beans, 19, of Captain's Circle, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy, also of Captains' Circle, were found around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday in possession of about 21 grams of crack cocaine packaged for individual sale.

Annapolis men robbed in back yard

Two men were robbed at gunpoint in their back yard, Annapolis police said.

The victims, who live on Rosemary Street, said two men approached them around 6:10 p.m. Tuesday; one was armed with a shotgun while the other had a handgun.

The man with the shotgun pointed it at the victims while the other pistol-whipped one of the victims in the mouth with the handgun, police said. The pair took the victims' wallets and a cell phone before fleeing toward Smithville Street, according to police.

Eyeglasses store vandalized

Someone threw a brick into the storefront of a city shop and may have stolen sunglasses on display, city police said.

A brick wrapped in a T-shirt was found inside Embassy Optics in the 200 block of Main St., on Wednesday morning, after a passerby noticed the broken window. The owner planned to conduct an inventory to gauge whether merchandise had been swiped.

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