Uniformed man robs Pasadena dry cleaner


A man wearing a uniform and with a nylon stocking over his head robbed a Pasadena dry cleaning shop yesterday morning, getting away with an undetermined amount of money.

Police said the man, who was in his 20s, entered Bay Valet, in the 4700 block of Mountain Road, about 11:15 a.m. and confronted a clerk.

The robber pointed a white rag that was wrapped around his hand at the clerk and ordered him to the floor, police said. When the robber could not open the cash register himself, he ordered the clerk to do it.

The man then ran out of the store. He is described as a white male, in his 20s, standing about 6 feet tall. He had a thin build, dark hair and was wearing a green utility uniform.

Mr. Smith did not see a gun, but police said it could have been wrapped under the white cloth.

Cyclist threatens postal truck driver

A man on a bicycle threatened Wednesday to shoot a worker at the postal service offices in the first block of Magothy Bridge Road because he had driven too close to the man with a truck, county police said yesterday.

According to police, the man rode his bicycle past the loading dock of the post office at 8:10 a.m. and began yelling to the workers outside that he had a gun.

He said he was from South Africa where they kill people for less and that he would recognize the mail carrier's truck if he saw it again.


* Pasadena: Thieves stole a car phone from a 1991 Nissan truck that was parked in the parking lot of Circuit City on Mountain Road on Tuesday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

* Venice on the Bay: Burglars stole a collection of antique coins valued at $750 from a home in the 1900 block of Hilltop Road between 3:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

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