(Bel Air, MD – June 3, 2009) – Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the armed robbery of the Bob Evans Restaurant located on Bel Air South Parkway in Bel Air.
On Sunday May 31, 2009 at approximately 10:30 p.m. a black male suspect smashed the front door window and made entry into the restaurant. At the time, the restaurant was closed and locked, however, four employees were still in the building cleaning and completing closing activities. The suspect confronted an employee at gun point and ordered the employee to the back office area where the night manager was located. At gun point, the manager was ordered to hand over all of the money in the office. Hearing the commotion, the two other employees came to the office area and were immediately ordered to the floor by the suspect. After taking the money the suspect ordered all four employees into the freezer and then fled the scene. After waiting approximately 15 minutes the employees exited the freezer and called 911. The employees were not injured during the robbery.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, 5’09” – 6’0″ tall, heavy set build, wearing all black clothing, black gloves, and a multi colored bandana.
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 410-838-6600 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). To text a message to Metro Crime Stoppers, send to “CRIMES” (274637), then enter the message starting with “MCS,” then add the information. Those contacting Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
HIRAM LODGEPOLE says
i’ll be 70 come this July, God Willing…i’d like to be walking along any road in the county…with a slapstick, baton or Mace…and let some bastard try to heist my wallet…wonder if the police would charge me with assault for beating hell out of a punk thief?
vietnam vet says
Lodge you know Better. the punk is going to sue. and your going to jail!
Delegate Dan Riley says
We do not have enough city, county, state police to protect us 24/7. This is why I find it very upsetting that law-abiding citizens, sound of mind, never convicted of a crime of violence, or not the subject of a protective order be allowed to have a gun permit to wear, carry, or transport a handgun. As the law stands today, the Secretary of State Police will give you a permit if you have a “good and substantial reason” to have a permit. How does the safety of being able to walk down the street or protect your love ones and your property sound as a good reason to have a gun permit. Maryland should join 40 other states and become a “shall issue”, not a “may issue” state.
I agree with you. Baltimore City is statistically one of the most violent places in the United States. I feel I can no longer visit some of my relatives because I simply can’t protect my family and myself walking from the car to their homes. A gun would certainly be an equalizer.
What can voters do to change state law to a “shall issue” state?
Dave Yensan says
Delegate Riley is right, we need to be able to carry. To answer Braveheart’s question, what we need to do is vote Republican and toss all the dems except Dan. Seriously the Montgomery.Prince George’s bleeding heart liberals believe that taking guns away from the good guys will make the bad guys go away.
vietnam vet says
Is there a license issue. for common sense ? as sane as some people appear to be. they may attempt to turn in to Wyatt Earp. I agree with those who are willing to carry.
I Personally prefer Home defense. you can keep on ”knocking” but you can’t come in. I prefer to be judged by twelve then carryed by six.
Delegate Donna Stifler says
How about we write legislation next session better defining what a “good and substantial reason” to include something about high crime rate, personal safety, etc. Can’t hurt. Count me in.
vietnam vet says
To the Honorable Donna Stifler & Dan Riley. your going to be loved by some & hated by others. I don’t think I’am allowed as a law abideing citizen to own a bullet proof vest.
I suppose I could change from law abideing to ”Punk Criminal” I can scoff the law and do as I please.