Armed robber forces his way into Jessup restaurant

For the second time in just over a week, a Friendly's restaurant in Anne Arundel County was robbed, police said.

Police said that early Monday, a man with a handgun held up an employee who was about to enter the Friendly's restaurant in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road in Jessup. The man, who pulled the hood of his jacket over his head leaving only his eyes and nose showing, forced the worker to take him into the restaurant and give him money, police said. He then ran away.

Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said in an email that detectives will check for similarities between this robbery and others, including the one that took place Oct. 2 at another Friendly's.

At the Glen Burnie restaurant, two men, one with a handgun and knife but both wearing black ski masks came into the restaurant in the 400 block of Crain Highway shortly before 9 p.m. and took money from the business, and cash and personal items from customers. A customer who may have resisted was stabbed. The men may have had a lookout outside the restaurant, police said.

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