The Goodwill Store in the 1700 block of East Joppa Road in Parkville was robbed for the second time in a week on Wednesday evening, according to Baltimore County police.

County police spokeswoman Cathy Batton said that at 6:38 p.m. on Nov. 16, a man entered the store and approached one of the employees working at the cash register.

The man showed the employee a handgun and ordered her to empty the money out of the cash register, Batton said.

He then forced her into the back office, where the woman opened the safe and got the money inside. The man left out the side door of the store with a little more than $800, Batton said.


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Police described the man as a black male with a dark complexion, age 20 to 30, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9, and weighing 180 pounds.

The robbery was similar in nature to an incident at that same store on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11:38 a.m.

In that case, a man with a handgun entered through the rear door of the store and stole $2,046 from the safe and registers.

Batton said that police believe the two robberies are likely linked.

However, she said a third robbery — which also occurred on Nov. 11, at the Cockeysville Goodwill Store — was not related to the Parkville incidents. In that instance, an employee fought off a man with a BB gun who attempted to rob the store.