Man arrested in Whole Foods robbery

A man was arrested for robbing the Whole Foods in Harbor East on Sunday, getting $346 and closing the store for several hours, Baltimore Police said Friday.

Adel Gabara, of the 200 block of South Broadway, was charged with armed robbery, assault and weapons violations, and held at Central Booking without bail, police said. He is either 38 or 40 years old; charging documents list two different birth years for him.

An employee told police she was working at a register when she noticed a man "acting nervous" in line behind the customer she was waiting on, according to charging documents. The man put a "green bottle of bubbles" on the conveyor belt, leaned over and said, "Give me the money I have a gun, I'll kill you and everyone in here, and I'm not joking," the documents said. He grabbed his left side as if for a gun, the documents said.

The employee tried to kick a nearby colleague to get her attention, and the man ordered her to hurry up, according to the documents, so she put money from the register on the belt and the robber grabbed it and fled.

Several days later, police were called by a man who said he recognized the robber from surveillance photographs shown in the media, according to the documents, leading to Gabara's arrest.

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