Two Glen Burnie men are arrested, a third is sought in slashing of clerk


Two Glen Burnie men were in custody and a third man was being sought yesterday in the abduction and throat-slashing of a Ferndale convenience store clerk, Anne Arundel County police said.

Raymond Rodriguez Rivera, 28, and his nephew, Luis Antonio Davila, 17, were arrested at 3 a.m. yesterday outside their home in the 100 block of Warwickshire Lane, police said. They were being held in the county detention center on charges of robbery, kidnapping and first-degree assault.

An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for the third suspect, identified as Richard Kenneth Howard, 29, of the 2700 block of Gatehouse Drive in Baltimore. Police described him as an associate of Rivera and Davila.

According to police, three robbers kicked five customers and the clerk at the Royal Farm store in the 7100 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., then abducted the employee, slashed his throat and left him injured along the side of the Baltimore Beltway at the interchange with the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.

The clerk, Phillip Wade Pitts, 18, was released after treatment at Harbor Hospital Center. The customers, ranging in age from 18 to 20, were treated at North Arundel Hospital and released.

Pub Date: 12/22/96

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