Baltimore County police are investigating a rash of robberies at Goodwill stores in the northeastern area of the county.

The Cockeysville and Towson stores have each been robbed twice since Nov. 11. The latest incident occurred Friday evening at the Cockeysville Goodwill, which was also robbed Nov. 11.

A masked man, armed with a handgun, entered the store in the 200 block of W. Padonia Road at about 8 p.m. Friday. At gunpoint, he forced several customers and employees into the office. He fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the registers and the safe. Police K-9 units searched the area, but did not find the suspect, police said.

Police said the robberies are likely related to similar thefts at the Towson Goodwill, in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road, which was robbed on Nov. 11 and 16.

Anyone with information should call 410-307-2020.

mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

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