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Police seek man in connection with Food Lion robbery

August 11, 2003|by BRIAN SHAPPELL

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who allegedly robbed the College Road Food Lion Sunday night.

Deputy Kenneth Barnhart of the sheriff's department said deputies are searching for a clean-shaven black man in connection with the 8:56 p.m. robbery, which forced the store to close temporarily.

Barnhart said the man possibly was armed and was in a gray or silver car. Barnhart said the man was approximately 25 years old, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 240-260 pounds and wore a black cap, a dark blue pullover shirt and light blue jeans.

The alleged robber walked up to a clerk and demanded money, saying he had a gun, according to Barnhart. The man never displayed the gun but told the clerk he would shoot him if the clerk did not comply, Barnhart said.

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Police believe the man matching the alleged robber's description used a gray or silver Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme as the getaway car.

Barnhart said police are hoping to be contacted by a witness who was in line behind the alleged robber at the time of the robbery.

"Obviously, that person had to have seen something," he said.

Turned-away customers said they were shocked that someone would rob the store, which is located in an otherwise quiet area.

Anyone with information on the robbery can call 301-791-3020.

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