Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Woman Holds Up Store, Gets Caught Across the Street Ordering Pizza
BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Police arrested a woman suspected of robbing a small variety store in Maine.
Just after noon on Monday, 48-year-old Mary Gorsuch of Biddeford is believed to have entered Paul's Variety on Alfred Street and demanded money from the clerk, claiming she would "blow [the clerk's] head off" if she didn't comply.
The clerk gave Gorsuch several hundred dollars, and then watched her walk across the street to a pizza parlor. The clerk called 911, gave police a description of the suspect and told them she had just entered the pizza shop.
Officers found Gorsuch waiting for a pepperoni pizza she had ordered. She was taken into custody and charged with robbery.
Despite the suspect's threat, no weapon was located and there were no injuries. It is unclear whether a weapon was shown at anytime during the incident.
Gorsuch was already on federal probation for armed robbery of a banking institution in the Bangor area. Police expect that probation will be revoked.