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Theft foiled at Westminster drugstore

WESTMINSTER -- The keen hearing of a Rite Aid employee may have thwarted the theft of an undisclosed amount of money from the store Sunday.

An official of the store, in the 140 Village Shopping Center, told Westminster police that two men in their early 30s, both dressed in suits, entered about 11:30 a.m. While one browsed, the second man went to a rear office, which was vacant.

The office worker was in the store assisting a customer when she heard the door of her office being closed and saw a man walking toward the front exit.

She followed the man, who was joined by his companion outside the store, and saw the pair run to a car parked nearby.

Her shouts prompted one of the men to drop a canvas bag taken from the office of the store.

Both men fled the parking lot in the car. The bag and money was recovered.

Officer Barbara Litchfield said one of the men was described as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 175 to 190 pounds, with a slight mustache and wearing a gray pinstripe suit. The other man is about 5-foot-11, weighs 165 to 170 pounds, is balding and was wearing a blue suit.

The suspects had not been apprehended yesterday.

Economics teacher honored as outstanding


WESTMINSTER -- Raymond Scott, an East Middle School staffer, recently was honored as an outstanding teacher for exemplary practices in the classroom at the 30th annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics.

The program is sponsored by the International Paper Co. Foundation.

Mr. Scott's entry was selected for honorable mention honors in the intermediate level.

Abstracts of award-winning projects will be published in "Volume 30 of Economic Education Experiences of Enterprising Teachers."

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