Man who said he had a gun robs convenience store

March 31, 1995

A man who claimed to have a gun held up an Oakland Mills convenience store early yesterday, Howard County police said.

No one was injured in the 1 a.m. robbery.

Police said the robber entered the Royal Farm store in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road and told an employee he was armed.

The man did not show a weapon but threatened to shoot the cashier if he did not cooperate.

He fled when the employee turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police charge 2 teens after high-speed chase

Howard County police charged two Columbia youths with auto theft after a high-speed chase that ended in an accident near Broken Land Parkway early yesterday.

The youths -- whose names were not given -- will be charged as juveniles, police said.

Police said a patrol officer tried to stop a 1993 Dodge Spirit at U.S. 40 and Tyson Drive in Ellicott City about 12:13 a.m. The car, reported stolen from Baltimore County, sped off, police said.

Police cruisers followed the car to Broken Land Parkway and Stevens Forest Road near Owen Brown village, where it crashed.

The driver ran, but was caught by officers. The passenger was arrested at the scene, police said.

POLICE LOG

* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court: A stolen Yamaha motorcycle was found afire on a bike path Wednesday.

Oakland Mills: 9500 block of Ridge View Road: Someone pried open a sliding door of a house under construction and took a heat pump and furnace Wednesday.

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