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Police seeking man in robbery at store

Baltimore County police were searching yesterday for a man who robbed the Boscov's department store at White Marsh Mall on Wednesday night.

The man waited in line in the men's department with a dress in his hand about 8:30 p.m., approached the desk and placed the dress over a gun, police said. The man demanded money from the clerk and ran into the parking lot.

The man, whose image was captured by a store video camera, is described by police as black, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a thin build, brown eyes, and a light beard and mustache. He was wearing a black New York Yankees baseball cap, a gray pullover sweat shirt, a white T-shirt, gray sweat pants and black-and-white tennis shoes, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call county police at 410-307- 2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP.

Homicide victim identified

Baltimore police released yesterday the name of a man who was shot last month on a street corner and became the city's 277th homicide victim of 2007.

Michael A. Weathers, 19, was shot several times at Atlantic Avenue and South Paca Street early Dec. 20, in South Baltimore's Mount Winans neighborhood. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Electronic court records show that Weathers - who last lived in the 5100 block of Litchfield Ave. - was serving two separate terms of probation in connection with sentences for illegal drug possession and distribution. Both convictions occurred this year in Baltimore.

He also was facing a trial Jan. 14 on new drug-distribution charges after being arrested in November in Baltimore, court records show.

Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, said the homicide investigation remains open.

Gus G. Sentementes

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