Man abducts female jogger after asking directions

March 29, 1994

A Reisterstown woman was kidnapped and assaulted as she jogged along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Lake Waterford Park Sunday evening, county police said yesterday.

According to police, the woman, 26, stopped about 6:30 p.m. to give directions to a man whose pickup truck was stopped along the side of the road. As she was talking with him, he grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her into the truck.

He drove her three miles to Magothy Bridge Road, threatened her with a knife, ordered her out of the truck and shoved her to the ground, police said. However, he was frightened by a man riding past on a bicycle, and he got back into his truck and drove away, police said.

The woman ran to a pay phone and called police. She described the man as black, 6 feet tall with a stocky build, wearing a black baseball hat, dark pants and white tennis shoes, a brown coat and a hooded sweat shirt, police said.

His pickup was light blue with beige interior.

Man with knife robs gasoline station

A man with a knife robbed a Pasadena gasoline station early Sunday, county police said yesterday.

The robber walked into the Exxon station in the 2400 block of Mountain Road about 5:30 a.m., went behind the counter and demanded money from the clerk, police said.

He threatened the clerk with the knife, and the two began to struggle. The robber took the clerk's wallet and money from the cash drawer and ran out of the station.

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