Police: 2 men rob bar during sergeant's retirement party

BALTIMORE (AP) - Two men accused of fleeing after robbing a bar during a police retirement party in a Baltimore suburb were chased and arrested by off-duty officers attending the gathering.

The Baltimore Sun reports the men allegedly demanded cash from the register at a Woodlawn bar Tuesday evening while a group of officers gathered for a longtime sergeant's retirement.

Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. Shawn Vinson says 21-year-old Joseph McInnis III and 22-year-old Tyree McCoy face armed robbery, theft and other charges. The Sun reports neither had an attorney listed in online court records.

Monaghan's Pub owner says it's odd someone would attempt a robbery because a precinct station is across the street.

Vinson says the party was for David Neral who has been with the department since 1988.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun

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