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2 gunmen rob Ritchie Highway News Center


Two gunmen robbed a News Center in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway on Saturday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said yesterday.

Police said the men walked into the store just before 6 p.m. Each one took a magazine to the counter. After they paid for the magazines, they pulled guns and ordered the clerk to open the register, police said. They told her to sit on the floor while they took the money and ran.

Witnesses said the men got into a small, light green, late-model car that headed north on Shelly Road. Two women were in the car.

Police are looking for two black men. One was described as 20 to 30, 5-foot-5 with a thin build and a chipped front tooth. He was wearing a black hat, shirt and trousers. The other man was described as 5-foot-9, with a medium build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black shirt and jeans.

Glen Burnie man reports robbery by acquaintance

A Glen Burnie man was robbed by an acquaintance Saturday after he drove the acquaintance and another man to the Heritage Hills community in Glen Burnie, county police said.

Raymond Meile told police he was driving in the parking lot of the Glen Burnie mall around 8 p.m. when he was flagged down by a man he knew. The man asked Mr. Meile to give him and a friend a ride to the Heritage Hills apartment complex, police said.

When they got to the pool area of the apartments, the acquaintance pulled a gun and demanded money, police said. Mr. Meile gave the men his money and both fled.

Police described one man as 19, black, 6-foot-5 and 300 or more pounds, wearing a gray sweat suit. The second was described as black, 5-foot-8 and 120 pounds, with braided hair.

Baltimore man arrested in theft of football gloves

County police arrested a Baltimore man on theft charges Saturday for allegedly trying to shoplift a pair of football gloves from a Glen Burnie sports store.

Police said a security guard at The Sports Authority in the 500 block of E. Ordnance Road saw a man take the gloves from a store display shortly before 11:30 a.m., take them out of a package and stuff them in his pants. The gloves generally are worn by players to make catching the football easier.

When the man left the store without paying for the gloves, the security guard detained him and called police, police said.

Leroy N. Wright, 37, of the 4800 block of Willston St. was charged with theft, police said.

Police charge teen-ager after finding marijuana

A Glen Burnie man was arrested on drug charges Friday after officers found marijuana in his car, police said.

Police said an officer stopped the man after he ran a stop sign shortly after 10 a.m. Friday. The man consented to a search of himself and his car, police said, and the officer found a half-ounce of what later tested positive for marijuana.

Police arrested Damien Adrian Cox, 19, of the 400 block of Morris Hill Ave. in Glen Burnie, and charged him with possession of marijuana.

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