Woman reports theft of pager, mobile phoneA man stole a...

May 02, 1994

Woman reports theft of pager, mobile phone

A man stole a mobile phone and a pager from the athletic bag of a woman who was watching her boyfriend play softball in Oak Hill Park on Thursday evening, county police said.

The man snatched the items about 7 p.m. while the woman's back was turned and then fled into nearby woods, police said.

The phone was valued at $100, police said. An estimated value of the pager was not given.

Woman, 41, assaulted, robbed near liquor store

An Arnold woman was treated Thursday night at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after she was punched in the face and robbed of $20 as she tried to use a pay phone outside a liquor store, county police said.

Rhona Ann Murtha, 41, needed several stitches to close a cut below her left eye, police said.

The incident occurred outside the Bay Mart Liquor Store on Old Mill Bottom Road North about 10:30 p.m., police said. A man came up behind Ms. Murtha, smiled, and then hit her in the face and pried open her hand to take a $20 bill, police said.

He then fled toward the rear of the store, police said.

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