Ellicott City/elkridge

December 07, 1992

Gunman robs Rite Aid store on Route 40

A gunman robbed a Rite Aid store on Route 40 Thursday night and fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Howard County police said.

At about 8 p.m. Thursday, a man walked in the store in the 9100 block of Baltimore National Pike near St. Johns Lane and purchased a soda and chips, police said.

After paying for the items, he went to a snack rack and got another bag of chips, police said. Then he approached a store clerk, pointed a small revolver and ordered her to give him the money in the cash register.

There were no reported injuries, police said.

The gunman is described as a black male, between 25 and 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches, 185 pounds with a medium build. He has a quarter-inch full beard and short hair, police said.


* Ellicott City: 3000 block of Hearthstone Road: Someone bent mailbox. Nothing was taken.

3000 block of Woodville Lane: Someone drove a vehicle across a lawn Nov. 28.

5100 Crystal View Court: Moulding trim and various doors to a newly constructed dwelling were destroyed Nov. 25. Profanity was also written on the drywall.

8400 block of Baltimore National Pike: A window to a door at the Race Pace business in the Normandy Shopping Center was shattered Nov. 26. Entry wasn't gained.

9100 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone kicked in the entrance door to the Rite Aid store in St. Johns Plaza Thursday. Entry wasn't gained.

9400 block of Baltimore National Pike: Nine 2.5 inch Ray vacuum hoses were taken between Tuesday and Wednesday.

10100 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone damaged a Caterpillar back hoe at a construction site between Friday and Monday.

3500 block of St. Johns Lane: A motorist told police she believes someone punctured her right front tire Monday. She said when she left a doctor's office in Frederick Crossing she didn't notice anything. But on Frederick and Chatham roads the tire went flat.

Elkridge: 6300 block of Old Washington Road: A rear registration plate to a 1983 Chevrolet van was stolen between Wednesday and Thursday.

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