Gunman robs construction worker in Elkridge

October 07, 1992|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

Howard County police are searching for an armed robber who broke into an office in Elkridge yesterday and stole an undisclosed amount of money from a construction worker.

Police said the 58-year-old victim arrived at his job, in the 6300 block of Meadowridge Road, at about 6:40 a.m. yesterday. A masked man armed with a semiautomatic pistol confronted him inside the office and ordered him to hand over his money, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner, a county police spokesman.

"The gunman told the man to empty his pockets," Sergeant Gardner said. "He did. Then he ordered him in the back room and told him, 'Don't call police.' "

The robber took the man's wallet and car keys, police said.

The robber fled in the man's blue and tan 1987 Ford Bronco. The Maryland plates are AAG-765, Sergeant Gardner said.

"The last thing [the victim] saw was his truck driving away," Sergeant Gardner said.

The victim was not injured.

A car phone and a CB radio were inside the man's stolen Bronco, Sergeant Gardner said.

The robber is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket with green trim, black pants, black gloves and a black ski mask, police said. He was last seen traveling west on Meadowridge Road.

Police are not sure how the gunman entered the business.

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