Woman robbed at gunpoint on Ritchie Highway

January 17, 1995

A gunman robbed an Arbutus woman of her purse Sunday afternoon as she talked on a pay phone in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway, police said.

Karon Lynn Shortt, 29, of the 100 block of Maiden Choice Lane was at Ritchie Highway Shopping Center when a man walked up to her and pointed a handgun at her face about 4:30 p.m. The gunman took her purse, containing $45, then got into a light blue minivan and drove north on Morgan Road toward Baltimore, police said.

The suspect was described as a white male about 5 feet 9 inches tall, 27 to 34 years old, with a thin build, light brown hair and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a light gray or tan overcoat with a hood, police said.

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