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Liquor store owner is assaulted

November 26, 2000

Liquor store owner is assaulted



By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer


CLEAR SPRING - An robber assaulted a liquor store owner with a bottle of his own merchandise and then stole cash from the Washington County business Saturday evening, Maryland State Police said.

Police said George Robinson, 67, was stocking a cooler in his business, Joy's Packaged Liquors, 16509 National Pike when a male robber sneaked up behind him at 9:45 p.m.

The man grabbed a wine bottle from a display and struck Robinson in the head knocking him to the floor.

The assailant pulled at Robinson and forced him to get up and open the cash register.

After the robber cleaned out the money from the register he demanded more, making Robinson empty out his pockets, police said.

The robber then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the robber was a white male, in his mid-30s, about 5 feet, 9 inches with a medium build. He had short, light, brown hair and was clean-shaven.

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He wore a blue shirt, jeans and blue jean jacket.

Robinson was treated at Washington County Hospital for minor lacerations to his head and released, police said.

The scene was investigated by state police crime scene technicians and some evidence was recovered, police said.

A search of the area was made by state troopers and Washington County Sheriff's deputies but the robber wasn't found.

Anyone with information may call state police at 301-739-2101.

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