Police: Man assaulted gas station attendant in robbery

ANNAPOLIS (WUSA9) -- Early Saturday morning, a man was arrested after trying to steal a bag of potato chips and a bicycle from a gas station attendant in Annapolis, according to police.

Police say 30-year-old Gregory Powell took a bag of potato chips from the Gulf gas station in the 200 block of West St. without paying for them at 3 a.m. Saturday. They say an attendant inside a locked booth asked Powell to pay for the chips several times. Powell got angry and started banging on the attendant booth, say police. He demanded that the attendant come out.

Next, Powell took the attendant's bicycle and began leaving with it, say police. The attendant came out of the booth and Powell punched him several times, according to police. The attendant was able to get the bicycle and take it to his booth, but before he could get inside Powell ran up behind him. Police say Powell tackled him into the booth, and started kicking and punching him.

Officers arrested Powell once they arrived on the scene, say police.

Powell was charged with robbery, second degree assault, theft less than $100, and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center on $20,000 bond.


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