Pizza Boli's delivery man held up by 2 gunmen

September 08, 1994

Two robbers held up a 21-year-old pizza delivery man Monday night, taking his wallet and two medium-sized pizzas at a Long Reach townhouse community.

Mark Beckwith, 21, of Ellicott City was not injured in the 11:45 p.m. robbery in the 5400 block of White Mane. He was an employee at the Pizza Boli's store in Oakland Mills, police said.

Police said Mr. Beckwith was making a delivery when he was approached by two men from behind as he left his vehicle.

One of the men put a hard object, possibly a gun, to the back of Mr. Beckwith's head and ordered him to turn over money. He complied, also giving them the pizzas, and the suspects fled, police said.

Mr. Beckwith could not provide a description of the two suspects because they stood behind him during the robbery, police said.

Grants to help pay for service projects

The Columbia Council has established a $1,000 grant program to pay for community service projects initiated by high school students.

Up to $250 will be awarded to those projects meeting the community service criteria established by the council.

Applications and a copy of the criteria are available at county high schools, village community centers

and the Columbia Association headquarters at 10221 Wincopin Circle. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 3. Information: 715-3163.

POLICE LOG

* Oakland Mills: 5600 block of Stevens Forest Road: A TV, VCR, phone, cable box, stereo, answering machine, camera and leather coat were reported stolen from an apartment early Friday. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

* Owen Brown: 7400 block of Swan Point Way: A man was seen prying open a home's basement sliding glass door with a screwdriver Saturday. Police said the burglary suspect ran when residents approached and saw him inside the basement.

* Long Reach: 5900 block of Tamar Drive: Someone attempted to twist the knob off the front door of a vacant apartment Friday or Saturday, but police said there was no entry.

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