Pattern seen in robberies

December 17, 1992|By Sherry Joe | Sherry Joe,Staff Writer

Howard County police are searching for a man they believe is responsible for a string of robberies in Ellicott City.

On Tuesday, a man wearing a dark knit cap robbed a Shell station in the 9100 block of the Baltimore National Pike, county police said.

The man resembles the one who may be responsible for two robberies that occurred last week, Howard police Sgt. Gary Gardner said.

"He wears the same clothing and does the same thing," Sergeant Gardner said of the man, who shows a note implying that he has a weapon.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11, and weighing about 140 pounds.

The man was wearing a dark ski hat and a light-colored jacket when he entered the Shell station store and handed a clerk a note demanding money. The robber took cash and ran.

Sergeant Gardner said the man resembles the person who robbed a Mobil station at St. John's Lane and Baltimore National Pike on Saturday afternoon. A man entered the station 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 via St. John's Lane.

Police believe that the same man robbed a Signet Bank in Ellicott City on Friday afternoon. The robber handed a teller a note and fled with cash.

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