2 men rob hitchhiker they picked up on U.S. 40

January 18, 1995

A hitchhiker lost his money and his ride when two men who picked him up took his cash and dropped him off Friday night on U.S. 40 in Ellicott City.

Two men in a red Chevrolet Caprice gave him a ride in the 9200 block of U.S. 40 at 11 p.m. Friday. Once the victim was in the car, one man showed him a small black revolver and demanded his money, Howard County Police said..

The pair took $15 from the man, then dropped him off uninjured near North Chatham Road. Their car was last seen heading west on U.S. 40, police said.

They were described as black males in their mid-30s. The driver had short hair, sideburns and a mustache, and wore a red hooded sweat shirt, police said.

The second man, also with a mustache, wore a black jacket and a hoop earring in his left ear, police said.

Restaurant employee robbed at gunpoint

An employee of Joe Theismann's Restaurant in Elkridge was robbed at gunpoint as she stepped outside the business in the 6700 block of Dorsey Road on Saturday night, Howard County Police said.

The gunman stopped the employee near the rear kitchen exit at 9 p.m. and demanded her purse. When the victim complied, the man fled.

He was described as a 5-foot-7-inch black male, weighing 160 pounds. He had black hair and wore a plaid shirt and blue jeans, police said.

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