A man armed with a sawed-off shotgun robbed a Linthicum restaurant Friday.

County police said the man entered the Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 700 block of Nursery Road at about 7:30 p.m. with a woman who asked for a job application.

While the woman took the application, the man left the restaurant. The woman left a few seconds later. The man then returned with a shotgun and demanded money from the manager and two customers in the store.

Both customers and the manager gave the robber money and he left the restaurant with more than $400.

Police described the robber as a black man about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was wearing a green coat and had a long scratch on the side of his neck.


An Annapolis man who police said punched his girlfriend in the face has been charged with assault.

Jeffery Alan Neimiller, 35, of the 100 block Merryman Court, was also chargedwith kidnapping, false imprisonment and disorderly conduct.

Police said the woman was trying to take some of her belongings out of hishouse when he punched her in the face and forced her into his car.

He drove her to the Shell gas station on Route 450 in Crofton, where he got out to use a pay phone.

The woman jumped out of the car, ran into the station and called police.

She was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where police say the

man threatened to beat her with abaseball bat.


A Glen Burnie man was charged with theft Saturday after a police dog chased and captured the man in woods near Crain Highway.

County police said officers were called to Clauses' Liquors in the 600 block of Crain Highway and were given a description of a man who escaped in a car after stealing two 12-packs of beer. A few minutes later, officers on patrol in the area began chasing a car matching the description and saw it crash into a telephone pole on Crain Highway.

The man in the car began running but the dog caught him.

Dylan John Beeman, 20, of the 7800 block Cheverly Lane, was treated and released for dog bites at North Arundel Hospital before being charged.


Two Linthicum teen-agers have been charged with four counts of arson in the Jan. 25 fire at a neighborhood school.

The boys, 16 and 17, were charged Friday as juveniles and released to their parents, said fire department spokesman Lt. Gary Sheckells.

The fire at St. Philip Neri School in the 6400 block of Orchard Road, broke out in a storage room at about 11:30 p.m. It caused about $170,000 in damage, destroying books, teaching aides, Boy Scout equipment, tables and chairs, and gutted the storage room.

The youths were also charged with breaking into the church, Sheckells said.

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