A gunman robbed the Lockie's Seafood and Subs restaurant in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway Thursday evening and locked two employees in a freezer before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, officials said.
John Christian Welsh, 25, and his wife, Donna Lynn Welsh, 19, of Brooklyn Park were locked in the freezer for about 45 minutes before two customers came in, heard them pounding on the door and let them out, police said.
The gunman had entered the store about 6 p.m. while Mr. and Mrs. Welsh were in the back of the store, police said. He walked behind the counter when Mrs. Welsh came to the front of the store and he pointed a dark-colored semiautomatic handgun at her, police said.
Mrs. Welsh called her husband. When he came to the front of the store, the gunman ordered them both into the freezer and moved some of the store's equipment in front of the door to block it, police said. The gunman then took money from the cash register and fled, police said.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 240 to 250 pounds. He is in his 20s and has blond hair that is very kinky and frizzy. He has a light complexion and was wearing a light-colored T-shirt that he pulled up over his face to conceal his identity, police said.
Pizza delivery man robbed by gunman
A man armed with a handgun robbed a Domino's Pizza delivery man of a small amount of cash Thursday night in the 200 block of Elizabeth Ave., county police said.
Gregg Teves, whose age and address were not given by police, was making a delivery shortly before 11 p.m. when a man walked up to him and asked him who the pizza was for. After Mr. Teves told him, the man pulled out a small black handgun and took his money, police said.
Mr. Teves was not injured in the incident, police said.
'Moms and Tots' program at church
Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, in conjunction with the county Department of Health and the YWCA of Greater Baltimore, is the site for "Moms and Tots," a program that provides activities for the children while mothers discuss nutrition, self-esteem, domestic violence, protection and child discipline.
The group meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the education building of the church at 110 Townsend Ave.
For more information, call 789-3688.