A Takoma Park man was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing two men at gunpoint at a Nov. 3 party in Columbia, county police said.
Victor Adonay Villatoro, 18, of the 7700 block of Garland Avenue, was arrested after investigators received a tip that he was involved in the robbery, police said.
The incident occurred at 2 a.m. as the two victims, both 20-year-olds from Silver Spring, left a party in the 6600 block of Corina Court, police said. Two men approached them, threatened them with a gun and took two gold chains they were wearing, police said.
Also taken were a polo shirt, a pair of tennis shoes and a sweat shirt, policesaid.
Villatoro is charged with one count of armed robbery. He was released on unspecified bond from the Howard County Detention Center.
Police said they are still seeking the second man in the robbery.
5 TEENS ARRESTED ON AUTO THEFT CHARGE
Five teen-agers were charged with auto theft Monday after a county police officer discovered the car the teens were riding in had been reported stolen two days earlier from Baltimore City, police said.
The officer pulled the car over at 2:15 p.m. on U.S. 29 near Route 175 and noticed several toolsin the car. One of them, a screwdriver, appeared to have been used to tamper with the ignition, police said.
The ignition of the car in which the teen-agers were riding, a 1986 Chevrolet Nova, had been tampered with, police said. A check of the car revealed that it had been reported stolen.
Charged with auto theft were two 16-year-old boys, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, identified as the driver of the car. The girl also was charged with driving without a license. All are residents of Baltimore.
Also charged with auto theft was another passenger, Ronald Bishop, 18, of the 200 block of North Covin Street.
All the suspects have been released to their parents or released without bond.
6000 block Cloudland Court: Nov. 12, someone pried open a window and entered a residence between 8:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., but nothing was reported missing.
9000 block Moving Water Lane: Nov. 11, cash, jewelry, and electronic equipment were reported stolen at 1:30 p.m. from a home entered througha rear second-floor window.
6000 block Majors Lane: Nov. 10, a 1989 Chevy Cavalier automobile was reported stolen at 9 a.m. from a residential neighborhood. On Nov. 9 at 7 a.m. in the same area, a 1990 Suzuki motorcycle was also reported stolen.
6400 block Dobbin Road:Nov. 9, a 1986 Toyota MR-2 automobile was reported stolen at 1 a.m. from a commercial parking lot.
9800 block Diversified Lane: Nov. 11, several tools were stolen from a garage overnight.
13000 block Ridgewood Drive: Nov. 11, jewelry and cash were reported stolen at 8 p.m. from a home entered through a glass door.
8600 block Frederick Road: Nov. 9, hunting equipment was reported stolen at 7 a.m. from a garage.
4900 block Waterloo Road: Nov. 8, someone attempted to pry open a door to a medical office at 5 a.m. but apparently was scared off when the burglar alarm sounded.
3000 block Autumn Branch: Nov. 6, someone attempted to steal a 1983 Isuzu Trooper from a residential area sometime overnight. A 1987 Mazda 626 automobile was also tampered with in the same area.
10000 block Washington Boulevard: Nov. 6, electronic equipment and a microwave oven were reported stolen at 9 a.m. from the Auto Mate shop.