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Armed man robs convenience store


A man armed with a knife robbed Uncle Marvin's Oasis just before noon Sunday in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.

Police said the man asked a clerk for the price of a pack of cigarettes. The clerk replied and then turned her back to place something under the counter, police said.

When she turned around, the man was standing with her behind the counter, police said. The man displayed a small-bladed knife and demanded money, police said.

Police said the man took a NationsBank envelope from under the counter, ordered the clerk to lie on the floor and ran out.

Police said they found the bank envelope nearby. But the envelope, which had contained a store deposit, was empty.

Disguised men rob First Fidelity Bank

Two men wearing baseball hats and stocking masks robbed First Fidelty Bank Friday in the 400 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, police said.

The men entered the bank at 3:18 p.m. One of them jumped over a counter and took an undisclosed amount of money from a cash drawer, while the other man waved a semi-automatic handgun at bank employees, police said.

Police said they searched the area with a K-9 unit, but did not find the men.

Jewelry store robbed in Glen Burnie Mall

The Gemstone Jewelry store in Glen Burnie Mall was robbed at 2:27 p.m. Friday by two men who had been browsing, police said.

One of the men slid a threatening note to an employee, who was ordered to turn over a tray of 14-karat gold necklaces, police said. One of the men placed his hand inside a brown bag and acted as if he had a weapon, police said.

Police said the men took the necklaces and ran toward the Toys 'R' Us store.

Police charge man with exposing himself

Police arrested a Glen Burnie man Saturday and charged him with exposing himself to two women at two local malls, police said.

A 27-year-old woman reported to police that a man pulled up next to her in the Marley Station parking lot at about 1:10 p.m. and made lewd remarks and exposed himself. The woman jotted down the license plate number and gave it to police.

Several minutes later, a 21-year-old woman told Officer Karl Thomas Strohminger that a man had exposed himself to her in the Harundale Mall parking lot. Her description of the car and its driver matched the Marley Station incident, police said.

Police checked the license plate against Motor Vehicle Administration records.

Kenneth M. Davis, Jr., 24, of the 7600 block of Marcin Drive, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.

2 attempt to steal man's car Sunday

A Glen Burnie man's car was almost stolen Sunday by two men as he crossed the street in front of his home on Colonial Knoll, police said.

Robert Bellas, 38, was walking to his car at 10:34 p.m. when one of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded the keys to his car, a police report said.

When Mr. Bellas could not find his car keys, the man demanded money. Mr. Bellas gave the men an undisclosed amount of money and they ran, police said.

Mr. Bellas was not hurt, police said.

Dance to benefit scholarship fund

An "Oldies but Goodies" dinner and dance will be held beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday at the LaFountaine Bleu benefiting the William T. Bowser Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The scholarship is awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue careers as elementary, mathematics or science education teachers. It is named for William T. Bowser, who taught for 27 years.

The event will include '50s costume and dance contests, as well as door prizes.

Tickets and information: 760-4845 or 360-2425.


* Glen Burnie: An all-terrain vehicle worth $5,500 was stolen from the 1200 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. between Friday and 10:21 a.m. Saturday. The ATV had been chained to a tree in the front yard.

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