2 men rob Wendy's restaurant after threatening employees


Howard County police are looking for two men who robbed Ellicott City Wendy's at gunpoint as restaurant employees left work early Thanksgiving morning.

The same Wendy's, at Route 108 and Bendix Road just outside Columbia, was robbed in a similar incident Oct. 30, said Sgt. Steven Keller, a police spokesman.

No one was injured in either incident, he said.

In the latest robbery, two men approached the Wendy's employees with a silver handgun about 2: 15 a.m. in the parking lot of the restaurant, a police report said.

One of the men forced the three employees back into the store, and they were ordered into the store's walk-in freezer, police said.

The manager, identified as James Moore, 26, of Baltimore, turned over the $3,000 night deposit to the robbers before being placed in the freezer as well, Keller said.

The employees waited a short time before getting out of the freezer and calling the police, a police report said.

Both of the robbers were identified as black men between 20 and 25 years old.

The first was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds and wearing dark pants, a dark, hooded jacket and tan hiking boots.

The second man was decribed as light-skinned, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a dark coat and black tennis shoes. The first man called him "Chico."

Pub Date: 12/03/96

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