East Columbia

September 03, 1993

Suspect sought in robbery try

County police are still searching for a man who grabbed a 79-year-old Columbia woman, intending to rob her, Tuesday morning behind the Owen Brown Village Center.

The man grabbed the woman from behind about 9:40 a.m. Tuesday as she walked on a path behind the village center in the 7100 block of Cradlerock Way.

The man demanded money, but the woman told the would-be robber she didn't have any, police said.

After rifling through her pockets and not finding any money, thman ran toward the Owen Brown tennis courts, police said.

The woman was not injured, police said.

The man is described as a dark-skinned black male in his 20s, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, police said. He didn't display a weapon.

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