Gunman robs Elkridge service station

March 07, 1995

A gunman threated a clerk at an Elkridge gasoline station and fled with cash Sunday morning, Howard County police said.

No one was injured in the robbery, police said.

The man walked into the store at the Steuart Agip station in the 7300 block of U.S. 1 at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and wandered around before approaching the employee. He then pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and demanded cash, police said.

When the clerk turned over cash, the robber ran out of the store and drove off in a brown American-made pickup truck with damage to its right rear end, police said.

The robber was described as a slim white male, 6 feet tall, with dark blond hair and a goatee. He was wearing a red and black flannel jacket.

Groundbreaking service for new sanctuary

Groundbreaking ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City to mark the beginning of constructionaf the new sanctuary.

The groundbreaking service will replace the regular 9:30 a.m. church service. The 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. church services will be held as usual.

Children in the Sunday school will participate in the ceremonies and will sing several songs. Ministers, officials and members of the congregation will each turn three symbolic spades of earth.

Visitors are welcome at First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. Information: 465-2977.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 1500 block of Frederick Road: Police said a man suspected of breaking into a home knocked on another home's door twice early Friday. The man -- described as a 30-year-old white male wearing a blue baseball hat and blue jeans -- fled in a pickup each time the resident answered the door, police said.

* Elkridge: 6400 block of Rockledge Court: A beige 1994 Mitsubishi Diamante with Maryland tags BTP952 was stolen Friday, police said.

7300 block of Golden Fern Court: Someone stole a white 1992 Acura Legend with Maryland tags AGV306 Friday night, police said.

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