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The 83-year-old owner of Parkville’s famed Pappas Seafood Restaurant was beaten during a robbery on Saturday.

According to Baltimore County Police, Markos Pappas was getting a bag out of his car in the front parking lot of restaurant on Saturday morning, when a man approached from behind and hit him in the head with a gun. Pappas fell as a result of the blow. The attacker grabbed the bag, which contained money. But he left the gun behind.

Police pursued the suspect, who was later identified as 25-year-old Darrell Burns, into Baltimore City. Eventually, County and City officers were involved in the pursuit, along with the County’s police chopper. Burns was arrested in the 3300 block of Greenmount Ave.

Pappas was reportedly recovering from his injuries at a local hospital.

Earlier this year, Pappas’ crab cakes got the seal of approval from Oprah.

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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