Pair foiled in robbery try, victim unafraid of BB gun

March 17, 1995

A Columbia man using an automated teller machine scared away two teens who tried to rob him Wednesday night with a BB gun by arguing that the weapon was not real, Howard County police said.

According to police, the two teens -- their faces covered with blue bandannas -- approached the man at the Harper's Choice Village Center in the 5300 block of Harper's Farm Road in Columbia at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

With one of them waving a BB gun, the boys demanded cash. The victim told them he knew their weapon was not an actual handgun and the boys ran away, police said.

POLICE LOG

* Wilde Lake: 5900 block of Turnabout Lane: A gray 1988 Buick Le Sabre with Maryland tags BLE-368 was stolen early Tuesday, police said.

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