Ellicott City/elkridge

September 01, 1993

Dry cleaner's robber sought

Howard County police are looking for the man who robbed an Ellicott City dry cleaning store Monday evening.

Police said a man carrying a shopping bag entered the U.S. Cleaners in the 9200 block of Baltimore National Pike about 7 p.m. and approached the main counter.

When one of the store's two clerks came to the counter, the man drew a gun and demanded cash. Once the register was opened, the robber reached in and took money, police said.

The gunman ordered both clerks to lie on the floor, and he fled. No injuries were reported, police said.

The robber is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds with a thin build, short black hair and a full beard. He was wearing dark blue shorts and a dark shirt, police said.


* Ellicott City: 10200 block of Raleigh Tavern Court: A lock was cut from a storage shed Friday or Saturday and two bicycles were stolen.

* Elkridge: 10000 block of Route 1: Someone entered a residence through an unlocked window Friday night, but nothing was taken, police said.

6700 block of Dorsey Road: An office window of a business was broken late Friday or early Saturday, but nothing was taken, police said.

6600 block of Amberton Drive: An officer responding to a business alarm Saturday night discovered a padlock cut off a bay door and several rolls of 35-mm film taken.

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