Man Robs Annapolis Drugstore At Gunpoint

County Police are looking for a man who used a handgun to rob the Rite Aid on West Street in Annapolis on Saturday morning.

A man held up a store clerk the Rite Aid at 2027 West St. with a handgun around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Anne Arundel County Police.

The cashier told police that the man entered the store and asked for change. He then displayed a handgun and took money from the register, police said.

The man fled the store, and police reported he might have left in a dark-colored mid-size car, possibly a Honda Accord.

It's the third commercial armed robbery to occur in Annapolis in less than a month. A man robbed the 7-Eleven on Forest Drive at gunpoint on Sept. 18, and another man stole an undisclosed amount of prescription medications from the CVS on Riva Road early on Sept. 16.

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Bronwyn Belling October 02, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Headline on email says Rite Aid on Forest Drive when it was really West Street. Probably can't correct that, though.
Mike October 02, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Well, I'll vigilantly keep my eyes peeled for a gun in a dark-colored mid-size car, possibly a Honda Accord. A shame no one has ANY idea what the suspect might look like...
Anna Staver October 02, 2012 at 02:42 PM
I can and did; thanks for pointing that out. I'm not sure how the wires got crossed there.
Anna Staver October 02, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Patch has a policy to not include descriptions unless they are specific enough that a person might be able to recognize the suspect. For example: We won't include a description the says white male in his 20s or black male between 5'8" and 5'10". We would include a description that identified a tattoo or scar.
Jane Doe October 02, 2012 at 04:33 PM
I have lived in Annapolis my entire life and I hate to say it but most of this area is going down hill fast. There are constantly peddlars asking for money in parking lots, a lot of the strip malls are exactly that ~ stripped, ie: the one across from Clock Tower on Forest Drive and the one by the Giant near Bay Ridge. There are homeless people hanging out all of the time and approaching people to guilt them into "donating" to their alcohol funds (not all of them use the money for that but most of them do). Annapolis is/was a wonderful place to live and raise children. What is happening to our Chesapeake Bay treasure? Sometimes in the evening when I am driving along West St. or down towards Bay Ridge I can imagine that I am in a slum ~ it can be scarey.


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