August 16, 1996
An armed robber left a Laurel Taco Bell empty-handed yesterday after the manager told him that she did not have keys to the safe, county police said.The manager called police to the store in the 2600 block of Old Annapolis Road shortly before 3 a.m. She told officers a man broke the west side glass door to get inside, jumped over the counter and pulled out a silver handgun.He demanded money from a safe, but the manager told him she did not have the keys, police said. The man fled in a waiting car that sped off toward Baltimore-Washington Parkway, police said.
June 27, 1994
An employee of the Taco Bell in the 8000 block of Veterans Highway was cut on the left hand, right arm, neck and chest during a robbery Thursday morning, police said.A man walked up to the drive-in window around 1 a.m., ordered food, then reached into the open cash register. The employee, Kenneth Schmansky, 26, tried to hold onto the man's arm, but the man started stabbing him with a large knife, police said.The man broke away and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. Mr. Schmansky was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.
September 28, 1994
A man who may have been armed with a handgun robbed a Taco Bell in Linthicum Sunday afternoon of an undisclosed amount of cash, county police said yesterday.The man walked into the restaurant in the 5100 block of Raynor Ave. shortly after 1:30 p.m. He pointed his right hand, which was wrapped in a dark shirt, at the cashier and demanded money, police said.The cashier complied, and the man ran out the front door and toward a motel in the back of the restaurant. The cashier told police that the man appeared to have a gun.Needle used as weapon in $50 robberyTwo men held a needle to the throat of a Baltimore bar owner Monday night and robbed him of $50 after he drove them to a house in Ferndale, county police said yesterday.
January 9, 2008
Raymond Schaefer Correctional officer Baltimore County Detention Center, Towson Salary --$40,000 Age --43 Years on the job --One How he got started --After almost 20 years in the restaurant business, most recently as a general manager of a Taco Bell, Schaefer decided he wanted a career with more stability. He said he had gone through corporate ownership changes over the years and his benefits and pay were reduced at Taco Bell. "The main reason was stability here. It's guaranteed." Training --Schaefer went through a six-week training program that focused on academics, self-defense, communication skills and legal issues.
July 23, 2003
Taco Bell Corp., the nation's largest Mexican fast-food chain, started its sales comeback in the fourth quarter of 2001. Last year, sales at Taco Bell restaurants open for at least 12 months rose 7 percent, and so far this year same-store sales are up 1.5 percent. Along the way, Taco Bell, best known for selling tacos and burritos for less than $1, has gone upscale by introducing a $2.99 Chicken Caesar Grilled Stuft Burrito and the Southwest Steak Border Bowl for $3.49. "We're repositioning the brand," said Greg Creed, Taco Bell's chief marketing officer.
December 8, 1993
POLICE* Westminster: A Manchester Avenue resident reported that some one broke the glass of his storm door in an attempt to gain entry to the house Friday. The damage is estimated at $500.An employee of Taco Bell on Baltimore Boulevard told police someone passed a counterfeit $10 bill to purchase food Monday.