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3 men, 1 armed, overpower, rob gas station clerk


Three men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, overpowered a clerk at an Edgewood gasoline station about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

The clerk, 37, at the Texaco station in the 1800 block of Edgewood Road told deputies that one man pointed the shotgun through an open window of the cashier's office and demanded money.

The clerk, who was uninjured, said he tried to hide, but the other two men pulled him from behind the counter. He said the men took the money and drove away in a green, four-door car.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Harford County Crime Solvers at (410) 877-STOP. Callers do not have to give their names or appear in court and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

In other recent law enforcement matters in Harford County:

* A state trooper working a radar detail in Jarrettsville Monday suffered minor injuries after his cruiser was struck by 1984 Chevrolet Camaro as the trooper tried to turn around and chase a vehicle he had clocked at 88 mph.

Trooper 1st Class Jeffrey Buehler, 40, was traveling west on Jarrettsville Road near Dulaney Drive in his marked 1993 Ford Crown Victoria about 8:15 p.m. when the speeding motorist passed him going in the opposite direction, state police said.

The trooper turned on the emergency lights and tried to back across the eastbound lane into a driveway, when the Camaro being driven by Eric Lee McGlothlin, 18, of the 3200 block of Rocks Chrome Hill Road in Jarrettsville, slammed into him.

State police said Mr. McGlothlin, who also suffered minor injuries, told investigators he was chasing the unknown speeder before skidding 110 feet and hitting the police car. Investigators have not filed charges against him.

Trooper Buehler and Mr. McGlothlin were treated at Fallston General Hospital and released, state police said.

* Darla M. Druyor of Abingdon told sheriff's deputies she was robbed by a man who pushed her against her car as she was removing a package from the rear seat about 10 p.m. Oct. 1.

Deputies said the woman, who was not injured, reported the man grabbed her purse from her shoulder and fled toward the pool area of the Woodsdale apartments.

Ms. Druyor's purse contained an undisclosed amount of money and numerous personal items, deputies said.

* A 23-year-old armored car guard from Baltimore surrendered to sheriff's deputies Sept. 29 after learning they had warrants for his arrest on charges of stealing $10,000 from the Acme supermarket in Fallston, a sheriff's spokesman said.

Juan Luis Ortega of the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle came under suspicion after Acme security officers discovered a bank deposit bag contained $5,000 when it should have contained $15,000, police said.

Mr. Ortega was released on $5,000 bond, the sergeant said.

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