East Columbia

October 21, 1992

Store attendant robbed at knifepoint

Howard County police are searching for a man who robbed an 18-year-old night attendant at knifepoint at a Mobil gas station store in Kings Contrivance on Sunday morning.

The employee told police he was cleaning the store when the man approached him at 5:18 a.m. at the store in the 10000 block of Old Columbia Road.

The robber, armed with a large folding knife, threatened to kill the attendant if he did not turn over cash from the store's register, police said.

After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber was believed to have fled in a gray vehicle, police said.

The attendant was not injured.

Police are looking for a black male, 22 to 24 years old, 6 feet and 180 pounds. He wore a multicolored jacket and a baseball cap, police said.

In giving a cigarette, victim robbed of money

County police are searching for two robbers who stole an undisclosed amount of money from a 36-year-old Columbia man Saturday afternoon in Owen Brown after one attacker asked the man for a cigarette.

The victim, who was uninjured, was working on a loading dock at Grounds and Gardens, in the 6600 block of Dobbin Road, at about 12:10 p.m. Saturday when two men approached him, police said.

When one of the men asked the worker for a cigarette, the other grabbed the worker and pushed him to the ground, police said.

The attackers took an undisclosed amount of cash from the worker's wallet and then ran away, police said.

One assailant was described as a white man in his 30s about 6 feet and 195 pounds, police said. He has brown hair and a mustache, and he was wearing a blue-white flannel shirt and blue jeans, county police said.

The other assailant was described as a white man with black hair. He was wearing a red and white shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes, police said.

POLICE LOG

* Owen Brown: 7100 block of Columbia Gateway Drive: A hole was discovered cut in a fence Saturday at the Baltimore-Washington Auto Exchange.

* Kings Contrivance: 8800 block of Stonebrook Lane: Someone entered an unlocked door and stole a stereo and jewelry Monday. The stereo was later recovered in a wooded area.

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