Frederick man charged in restaurant robbery; Westminster Pizza Hut was held up Wednesday


A Frederick County man was arrested late Wednesday in connection with the armed robbery of Pizza Hut in the 140 Village Shopping Center in Westminster.

The suspect was apprehended less than an hour after the robbery was reported, Westminster police said.

The man is also a suspect in the armed robbery of a High's Store in the 400 block of E. Main St. in Westminster on Monday, police said.

David M. Evanick, 34, of Walkersville, was charged with armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault, and theft over $300.

Evanick was held without bond at the Carroll County jail, pending a bail review today, court documents show.

According to police, the Pizza Hut robbery occurred about 10: 30 p.m. A man asked an employee if the employee could open the cash register. When told no, the man asked to see someone who could.

A second employee told police that when she came to the register, the man lifted his jacket and showed her what she thought was a pistol. She said he ordered her to give him "all the money."

After she opened the register, the man grabbed money and fled, police said.

Westminster police arrived at 10: 34 p.m. and broadcast a description of a suspect. State police stopped a man fitting the description at 11: 01 p.m. on Old Westminster Pike near Oak Avenue, according to charging documents.

No weapon was recovered, but police noted the suspect had a pager, which they believe may have been mistaken for a weapon.

The suspect in the convenience store robbery brandished a glass bottle.

Pub Date: 2/05/99

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