PERRY HALL, MD—Police made a quick arrest, moments after a robbery at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Perry Hall on Thursday afternoon, thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses.
At just after 1 p.m., officers responded to the Chick-Fil-A in the 8800-block of Belair Road (21236) for a report of a robbery.
The suspect entered the business and announced an armed robbery, threatening the employees and demanding cash. He pushed one employee out of his way, and tore the cash drawer out of the register.
The suspect then fled the scene with the cash drawer in a white Hyundai Tucson.
Witnesses began calling 9-1-1 during the robbery, giving detailed descriptions of the suspect and suspect vehicle, including the direction of travel.
Officers quickly located and stopped the Hyundai on Joppa Road at Avondale Road (21234) Assaultand were able to place the suspect, identified as Parrish Owens, 52, of the 5700-block of Adleigh Avenue (21206), under arrest without further incident.
The cash and drawer were also recovered.
Owens has been charged with robbery, misdemeanor theft, and first- and second-degree assault. He remains held on no bail status following a bail review hearing on Friday morning.