Ellicott City/elkridge

November 03, 1992

Police suspect one man robbed two gas stations

Howard police believe two armed robberies at service stations in Ellicott City and Elkridge during the weekend may be related.

Robbers took an undisclosed amount of money from cash registers after forcing the station attendants onto the floor, police said.

No one was injured in either robbery.

In the first robbery, on Friday at 8 p.m., a lone gunman entered the Plumtree Sunoco station in the 9300 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City and displayed a blue steel revolver to a clerk, police said.

In the other robbery, shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday, a suspect entered the Stewart Petroleum station in the 7300 block of U.S. 1 in Elkridge and pulled out a small, dark revolver, police said.

The robber fled on foot after both robberies, police said.

The suspect in both incidents was described as a black man in his mid-20s with a mustache, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds, police said.

In the Elkridge robbery, the suspect was wearing a green jacket and black pants.

In the Ellicott City robbery, he wore a blue windbreaker and gray sweat pants.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 5200 block of Rising Sun Lane: Someone stole a political sign urging people to vote against Question 6 on today's ballot.

* 3200 block Wheaton Way: Someone broke into a storage area Wednesday and stole golfing and bowling equipment worth $920.

* 12000 block Frederick Road: Eight 5-foot cypress trees, one 5-foot hemlock tree, 18 rhododendron bushes, and one 8-foot dogwood tree were stolen from a backyard Saturday before they were planted. The trees and bushes were valued at $1,300.

* 7700 block Old Woodstock Lane: Someone stole a $250 lawn mower from under a deck Friday.

* 9300 block Furrow Ave.: Someone smashed the window of a 1977 GMC Sunday.

* 9800 block Old Willow Way: A leather bag, 86 cassette tapes and 13 golf clubs worth $1,200, were stolen from two parked cars Saturday.

* 3800 block Grosvenor Road: Someone stole six soccer balls, a gym bag and clothing worth $365 from an unlocked car Saturday.

Elkridge: 6800 block of Ducketts Lane: Someone stole two bicycles, worth $400, that were chained to a rear deck of a house last Tuesday.

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