2 MEN ROB 7-ELEVEN ON RITCHIE HIGHWAY

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Two men robbed a Severna Park convenience store of money orders and cash Tuesday, county police reported.

Police said at about 12:30 a.m., two men walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 100 block of Ritchie Highway and asked for five $200 money orders.

After the clerk had cut the money orders, one of the men asked for all the money in the cash register. The clerk gave him the money after she noticed the handle of a gun sticking out of the waistband of his pants, police said.

The robbers were last seen driving a Camaro north on Ritchie Highway.

Police described the first robber as ablack male, about 200 pounds and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue sweat shirt. The second robber was described as a black male about 220 pounds and 6 feet tall. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

VICTIM FOILS ROBBER OUTSIDE BANK ATM

A 26-year-old Baltimore manfoiled a robbery attempt outside a Brooklyn Park bank Friday.

County police said the man had just withdrawn $200 from an automated teller machine at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Edison Street at 9 p.m., when the robber walked up to his car.

The bandit reached through the open driver's window and sprayed Mace in the victim's face while trying to grab the money. The man kicked open his car door,causing the robber to fall. The robber got up and ran down Ritchie Highway.

Police described the robber as a black male about 5 feet 8inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark-colored shirt and shorts.

GLEN BURNIE MAN REPORTS BEING SHOT AT

A Glen Burnie mantold police he was shot at twice in Freetown Village on Friday nightby a man he had been arguing with, county police reported.

Policesaid the man was in Coutros Court at about 10:30 p.m. when he heard a gunshot and turned to see a gunman standing by a mailbox. He recognized the gunman as someone he had been arguing with earlier in the day.

As the victim began to run away, he heard another shot, police said.

Police searched for the gunman but could not find him.

18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER 20-MILE CHASE

A Baltimore man has been charged with theft and fleeing from police after a 20-mile car chase from Brooklyn Park to Baltimore on Tuesday night.

Andrew Jackson McCauley, 18, of the 300 block of South Bruce Street, also was charged withdestruction of property, driving with a revoked license and resisting arrest, police said.

The chase began at about 1:20 a.m., after police received a complaint about someone tampering with cars in the Harbor Valley community in Brooklyn Park.

An officer arrived and was told that a red 1986 Camaro Z-28 had been stolen. After spotting the car on Belle Grove Road near 10th Avenue, he gave chase.

Other officers from the county and Baltimore joined the chase.

The driverof the stolen car swerved into Officer Richard Morris' cruiser at the intersection of Key Highway and Light Street, forcing both cars offthe road. The cruiser hit a brick wall.

Morris was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released. McCauley was treated at Harbor Hospital Center for minor injuries.

POLICE HUNTING FOR BANK ROBBER

County police were still looking yesterday for the gunman who robbed an Annapolis bank Friday and left behind a hand grenade.

Police said the bandit walked into the Farmer's National Bank in the 800 block ofCompass Way and demanded money. The robber gathered up the money andran away, leaving the grenade on the floor.

He is described as a white man in his 50s or 60s.

MAN SPRAYED IN FACE,ROBBED OF MONEY

An Edgewater man told police he was robbed by three men who sprayed Mace in his face outside a Glen Burnie convenience store on Friday.

Police said the victim and the suspects had been racing their cars onRoute 648 in Ferndale when they stopped at the 7-Eleven store on Furnace Branch Road at about 9 p.m.

Three men walked up to the victim, sprayed him and took his wallet and car keys.

Police described the first robber as a Hispanic male about age 18, 5-feet-9 and 120 pounds. He was wearing a blue shirt and jeans.

COCAINE SEIZED AT PASADENA HOME

County police seized 1 gram of cocaine from a Pasadena homeThursday night.

Police said officers served a search warrant in an apartment in the 7800 block of Shirley Murphy Court, where they confiscated the cocaine and $374.

Police said the resident of the apartment, a 24-year-old woman, ran out when police arrived. She will becharged with possession of cocaine.

BURGLAR TACKLED BUT STILL STEALS$20

A burglar who entered an Annapolis apartment through an unlocked patio door got a surprise yesterday morning when a man living there chased and grabbed him, police said.

But the burglar broke freeand ran off with the man's wallet, which contained $20, police said.

The resident of the second-floor apartment, in the unit block of Melrob Court in Tyler Heights, told police the burglar climbed on to a patio and entered through a sliding-glass door about 5:45 a.m.

Seeing the intruder, the resident chased him, caught up with him in the dining room and managed to get his arms around him briefly before the burglar escaped, police said.

ANNAPOLIS CABBIE LATEST TO BE ROBBED

An Annapolis cab driver was robbed at gunpoint early yesterday onClay Street, city police said.

Oliver Johnson, a 25-year-old driver for the Crown and Diamond Cab Co., told police the robber walked up to the cab at Clay Street and Town Pines Court about 5:50 a.m and asked, "Can I get this cab?"

He then pulled a handgun from his jacket and demanded money from the cabbie, who handed over $80 in fares, police said. The robber ran through an alley behind Town Pines Court.

Police described the suspect as a 25- to 30-year-old black man ofmedium build. He was wearing a blue jacket and had sideburns and a mustache.

Yesterday's holdup marked the latest in a series of robberies of cab drivers in and around the city. At least three cabbies were robbed in the city last month and one just outside the city limits, police said.

MAN, 20, ARRESTED FOR FIRING INTO HOME

A 20-year-old Annapolis man was arrested Tuesday after police said he fired at least four gunshots through the window of a bedroom where a 2-year-old boy lay sleeping.

Albert Jones of the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue in the Robinwood public housing complex was arrested minutes after theshots were fired into a second-floor apartment in the unit block of Bens Drive about 9:40 p.m., police said.

No one was injured.

Jones had visited the apartment four times Tuesday evening, demanding to see a woman who he said owed him $40, police said. After repeatedlybeing told she was not home, police said, he pulled out a handgun onthe fifth visit and began firing shots through the window.

Policecaught Jones in the 1900 block of Tyler Avenue. He was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, destruction of property and discharging a firearm within city limits.

The following break-ins were reported by county and Annapolis police:

Annapolis:

700 block of Tyler Avenue: Tuesday-Wednesday; 1990 Subaru stolen from driveway. Total loss: Unknown.

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