Ellicott City/elkridge

December 15, 1992

Two gunmen rob Pizza Hut employees

Two men robbed a pair of Pizza Hut employees of their coats early Sunday morning as they walked home from work along Augustine Avenue in Elkridge, county police said.

The two men first approached the restaurant workers in a station wagon. They asked for directions and then drove away, said police Sgt. Gary Gardner.

A short time later, the two men pulled up alongside the restaurant workers, got out of the car and made them lie on the ground at gunpoint.

After the restaurant workers removed their coats and emptied their pockets, the men gathered up the goods and fled, driving south on Old Washington Boulevard.

Police investigate separate robberies

A man in a dark ski hat robbed a Mobil station at St. John's Lane and Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City Saturday afternoon, county police said.

The man entered and asked for a gas can. Then he handed the cashier a note implying that he had a weapon. After receiving an unknown amount of cash, he fled on foot onto St. John's Lane.

Howard Police Sgt. Gary Gardner said the man resembled the same one who walked into a Signet Bank branch in Ellicott City Friday afternoon, handed a teller a note and fled on foot with cash.

But Sergeant Gardner said police were not sure whether the men were the same.

The man who robbed the gas station was described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds.

In a separate weekend robbery, an unidentified man robbed a Rite Aid store Friday night at the Triangle shopping center in Ellicott City around 8:20 p.m., county police said. The man showed a sales clerk a handgun, demanded cash and then fled.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his 20s, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 170 pounds.

Ellicott City man struck by driver

An Ellicott City man was hospitalized Sunday morning after he was struck by a 1986 Dodge Conquest while he was walking along Old Frederick Road near Raleigh Tavern Lane in Ellicott City.

The victim, David Edward Kuhns, 51, of Ellicott City, was in fair and stable condition yesterday evening at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The driver, Hasan Huseyin Babaturk, 36, of Clarksville, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana/hashish. He was also charged with providing a false statement to police and driving on a revoked license.

Mr. Babaturk is currently in the Howard County Detention Center.


* Elkridge

* 5900 block of Setter Drive: Pioneer stereo speakers and an equalizer, with an estimated value of $225, were taken from an unlocked 1984 Ford truck between the night of Dec. 7 and the morning of Dec. 8.

* 7200 block of Montgomery Road: A child's car seat, valued at $35, was taken from an unlocked 1988 Hyundai Excel in the Super Fresh parking lot Wednesday morning.

* 6300 block of Route 1: A lottery machine and cash were taken from Skylight Liquors Sunday night.

* Ellicott City

* 3300 block of N. Chatham Road: Someone stole cash, clothing and a bank card from an apartment between Thursday night and Friday morning. The apartment had been broken into three weeks earlier.

* 3200 block of Ramblewood Road: Someone ransacked a house Saturday, taking jewelry, a TV, a VCR, a camera and clothing. The perpetrator climbed a tree to get to the roof and then pried open a window.

* 3800 Mullicans Hill Lane: A storage shed door was kicked in between Saturday night and Sunday morning. It was not known if anything was taken.

3400 Hickory Drive: Tools and a camcorder were taken between Friday afternoon and evening after someone kicked in a window. The residence had been burglarized three weeks earlier.

3100 Rogers Ave.: A wheelbarrow was taken between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning after someone pried open a shed door.

9400 block of Old Frederick Road: Someone broke a vent window on a 1990 Bronco and stole speakers valued at $200 last Tuesday.

3200 block of W. Springs Drive: A gas generator and a table saw with an estimated combined value of $2,000 were taken from the bed of a 1988 Ford truck between Dec. 7 and 8. Someone cut a chain that had anchored the equipment to the truck.

4500 Roundhill Road: Two amplifiers and a Sony AM/FM cassette player, with an estimated value of $1,040, were taken from a 1991 Chevrolet GEO Tracker Saturday.

* 8500 Wheatfield Way: A Kenwood CD player, a radar detector and two amplifiers, with an estimated combined value of $960, were stolen between Friday and Saturday from a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am.

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