A Domino's pizza delivery woman was robbed at gunpoint shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday by a masked man as she arrived to make a delivery inthe 6600 block of Farbell Row, county police said.
It was the third armed robbery of a pizza delivery person in two weeks, police said. Police are investigating to see whether the robberies are connected.
In the latest robbery, a gunman approached the delivery woman from behind, pressed a handgun against her stomach and demanded money, police said. The gunman fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money, police said. The woman was not injured.
The owner of the house did not order the pizza, police said.
The gunman is described asa white male in his early 20s, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds with a slight build. He wore a dark ski mask, jacket and pants.
$300 OFFERED FOR TIP ON GRAFFITI VANDALS
Howard County police are offering a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals whoscrawled graffiti on Covenant Baptist Church in Columbia last weekend.
"Pro-Choice" and "Outlawing Abortion was and is a Nazi Policy" are among the graffiti spray painted on the doors and sidewalk of thechurch in the 5900 block of Cedar Fern, police said. A police officer on patrol noticed the graffiti at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said.
Police have no suspects. The reward is part of the department's efforts to prevent racial, religious and ethnic-related crimes.
Anyone with information can call police at 313-2266.
TEEN-AGER CHARGED INAUTO THEFTS
A 17-year-old Baltimore resident has been charged in the theft of cars Friday from a business lot in Columbia.
The teen-ager, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was also charged with being a rogue and vagabond, police said. He was released to the custody of his parents. Another suspect escaped and remainsat large, police said.
The teen-ager was arrested after security guards at the Paine Webber Building, in the 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway, observed people looking into parked cars, police said.The guards chased the suspects, who began to run.
The 17-year-oldwas captured by county police behind the library on Little Patuxent Parkway, police said. The other suspect escaped in a stolen red 1988 Pontiac Grand Am, police said.
The fleeing suspect is described asa 6-foot white male, in his early 20s, with a thin build and wearinga green jacket, police said.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Howard County police:
Item: 6800 block of Oakhall Lane: April 5, a cinder block was thrown through a door at National Tire Wholesale at 10:18 p.m. and tires were taken from the showroom.
Item: 6300 block of Stevens Forest Road: Between April4 and April 5, the main doors were pried open and desks, computers and fax machines tampered with. Nothing was taken.
Item: 7700 blockof Old Woodstock Lane: Between 6 p.m. April 4 and 11:45 a.m. April 5, a black 1991 Oldsmobile Bravada Truck was stolen.
Item: 9300 block of Indian Camp Road: Between 9:40 p.m. on April 3 and 9 a.m. on April 4, a black 1985 Ford Mustang LX was stolen.
Item: 9300 block of Indian Camp Road: April 6, a silver 1990 Honda Accord was stolen after midnight.
Item: 5800 block of Robert Oliver Place: April 3, a blue 1986 Pontiac Firebird was stolen from the Oakland Mills Village Center between 5:30 and 10 p.m.
Item: 10300 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: April 3, someone tried to steal a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Item: 8900 block of Early April Way: April 3, a blue 1988 Ford Mustang was stolen between 12:05 and 6 a.m.
5600 block of Waterloo Road: Between 7 p.m. on April 1 and 5 p.m. on April 3, a garage window was smashed and a black 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix was stolen.
6000 block of Augustine Avenue: Between 11:30 p.m. on April 2and 2 a.m. on April 3, a two-door black 1987 Buick Regal was stolen.