County police are searching for the man who robbed a Severna Park bank yesterday.
Police spokesman Officer V. Richard Molloy said the robber walked into the Maryland National Bank on Jumpers Hole Road about 11:30 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money.
The teller gave the man the money, and the robber took back the note. He was last seen running south on Jumpers Hole Road, Molloy said.
Police described the robber as a white man in his late 20s. He was wearing white sunglasses, a blue jacket and a dark baseball cap.
Yesterday's hold-up was the bank's second in a month. On Jan. 9 a man walked into the bank and robbed it. Police did not know if the incidents are related.
FERNDALE STORE ROBBED IN EARLY HOURS
County police are looking for the man who robbed a Ferndale convenience store Wednesday.
About 3:30 a.m., police said, a man walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 200 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Road and told the clerk: "Give me all the money, baby."
The clerk gave the man about $18 from the cash register and the safe.
Police described the robber as a black man, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He had light-colored skin and was wearing a red, white and blue ski mask.
MAN CHARGED WITH PCP POSSESSION
A Baltimore man was charged with possession of PCP Tuesday after police saw him staggering in the parking lot of a Pasadena bar.
Marrion Compton, 26, of the6700 block of Fort Smallwood Road, was charged after the 10:13 p.m. incident.
Police said officers at the Wheel Inn bar on Mountain Road saw three people staggering around a pickup truck in the parking lot.
The officer saw the man drop some of his belongings on the ground, including a bag of PCP.
MAN CHARGED WITH CRACK POSSESSION
A Hanover man has been charged with possession of crack cocaine after officers said they found him with the drug Wednesday.
William Anthony Matthews, 39, of the 7600 block Post Road, was charged after anofficer found him sitting in his car behind a building in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road at 1 a.m.
Police said an officer saw a man sitting in a car, putting something behind the passenger seat. When the officer approached to question the man, he noticed a beer can and a piece of crack cocaine on the seat.
FIREFIGHTERS SEEK CAUSE OF HOUSE FIRE
County fire investigators were picking through the debrisof a fire yesterday, searching for the cause of the blaze that destroyed an Annapolis home.
Fire department spokesman Lt. Gary Sheckells said the fire at the home in the 2100 block of Mulberry Hill Road broke out at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday.
When firefighters arrived,the house was engulfed in flames, he said.
The owner of the home,Robert C. Smith, was not home at the time and was notified at work by an automatic fire and burglar alarm.
Damage to the house is estimated at $350,000, plus $150,000 to the contents.
Sheckells said three fire fighters received minor injuries and were treated and released at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
The following break-ins havebeen reported to county police:
500 block of Kevins Drive: Jan. 30, entry gained through the door. Coin collection taken. Total loss: $1,025.
5700 block of Ritchie Highway: Feb. 3, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.
2900block of Solomons Island Road: Feb. 5, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
First block of 5th Avenue: Feb. 5, entry gained through the door. Unknown property taken.
2200 block of Mist Wood Circle: Feb. 3, entry gained through the door. Purse, money and credit cards taken. Total loss: $90.