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Man Holds Up EZ Quick Convenience Store, Arrested 'Moments Later': Police

The Havre de Grace Police Department said the man was spotted walking away from the Revolution Street business.

EZ Quick on Revolution Street (Patch File Photo)
EZ Quick on Revolution Street (Patch File Photo)
The Havre de Grace Police Department credited a citizen with helping officers to make a swift arrest Tuesday morning in an armed robbery on Revolution Street.

At 6:02 a.m., a caller reported an armed robbery was in progress at the EZ Quick convenience store in the 800 block of Revolution Street, police said. The suspect was described as a black man wearing a ski mask, according to police.

In less than two minutes, officers were at the scene and saw a black man walking quickly from the store, according to the report from police.

Officers identified the man as the suspect with the caller still on the line, the report said.

After multiple orders to drop to the ground, the man complied and was arrested, police said.

Officers found on the suspect a black Airsoft gun that was modified to look like a handgun, a black ski mask and items from inside the business, according to police.

Victims told police that the man entered the EZ Quick store and hit one employee in the head with the gun, demanding money and personal items from those in the store before dragging the employee toward the cash register, where a second employee was standing, according to the report.

After helping himself to cash from the register and several items behind the counter, the man ordered the two employees to go in the back room, where he shut the door behind them, police said.

"Moments later, the suspect exited the store where he was met by officers," according to a statement from the Havre de Grace Police Department.

Willie Lee Ganey, 37, of the 3000 block of Arunah Avenue in Baltimore, was charged with theft over $200, multiple counts of robbery, assault, vandalism, weapons violations and false imprisonment, with additional charges possibly pending, police said.

Several objects belonging to the store were damaged during the robbery, Pfc. Jeff Gilpin, spokesman for the Havre de Grace Police Department, said.
Darlene Jones July 16, 2014 at 02:38 PM
I'm so glad they got the guy right away. It is a shame that people have to be in fear to go to work in a small type store, never knowing who might come in and rob you, and even take your life for some cash I wonder if this is the same guy who robbed the 7-11 on Bel-air Av in Aberdeen last week ? I know I worry about my daughter all the time, that the business she works for could be robbed. In my book people who go out and rob a person or business is no more then low life trash. Get a job and work for your money like everyone else Thank God he did not kill anyone.
John McGill July 16, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Seems to be on the rise as the weather gets warmer

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