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.


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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