Gunman attempts to rob Ellicott City Subway shop

April 05, 1994

A man armed with a double-barreled sawed-off shotgun attempted to rob an Ellicott City fast-food shop late Saturday night, but fled when a frightened employee ran to the back of the restaurant, Howard County police said.

The man entered the Subway shop in the 9200 block of Route 40 about 11:50 p.m. Saturday and ordered the clerk to give him money from the cash register, police said.

When the employee ran to the rear of the store, the would-be robber ran from the restaurant.

POLICE LOG

* Elkridge: 200 block of Keeton Way: A resident returning home late Wednesday night was punched by a burglary suspect who was prying a side window. The alleged attacker and another man drove away in a 1970s Chevrolet Camaro with a black rear spoiler.

6600 block of Route 1: A saw was taken from Ed's Mobile Home Supply after someone entered a warehouse through an unlocked overhead door Wednesday, police said.

* Ellicott City: 3200 block of Wheaton Way: A green 1994 Plymouth Sundance with Maryland tags XYH804 was stolen early Thursday morning.

9100 block of Rumsey Road: A blue 1986 Toyota truck with Maryland tags 055414 was stolen early Thursday.

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