Man, woman arrested in Overlea 7-Eleven robbery

A man and a woman have been arrested in the robbery of an Overlea convenience store last month, and the man is also suspected in the robbery of a Parkville ice cream shop the week before, Baltimore County police said Tuesday.

The two were not immediately identified Tuesday night.

According to police, a man and a woman entered the 7-Eleven in the 7600 block of Belair Road just before 11:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and got sodas at the soda fountain. The woman then walked up to the counter as if to pay, and as a store clerk opened the cash register, the man walked around the counter and told the clerk to keep the register open. He then stole money from the register, and he and the woman left the store, police said.

The male suspect is believed to be involved in the recent robbery of a Baskin Robbins store in Parkville and possibly other businesses.

In the Baskin Robbins robbery, a man entered the store in the 2300 block of East Joppa Road just before 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, grabbed an employee and pressed something against her side that she thought was a gun, police said. He ordered her to open the register or he would shoot her, then took money and fled, police said. 

The police department's robbery unit is continuing its investigation into the robberies and is asking anyone with information to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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