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January 03, 1996

Man posing as customer robs Columbia gas station

A man posing as a customer at a Columbia gas station waited until a clerk opened the cash register, then pulled out a gun and took cash early Monday afternoon, Howard County police said.

No one was injured during the armed robbery in the 6300 block of Dobbin Road in Columbia's Owen Brown village on New Year's Day, police said.

About 12:10 p.m., a man entered the Dobbin Center Mobil station store, took an item to the counter for purchase, pulled out a dark-colored handgun and demanded cash, police said. Once the clerk gave him the undisclosed amount of money, the robber ran from the store, police said.

The robber was described as a thin, 6-feet-tall black male, about 25 years old, wearing a full-length leather coat, police said.

Youths stop pizza man, then beat and rob him

A group of youths stopped a pizza delivery man, beat him and robbed him of cash and pizza in Columbia's Oakland Mills village Saturday night, Howard County police said.

The delivery man was bruised after the attack but was not seriously injured, police said.

The incident began about 11:45 p.m. Saturday in the 9400 block of Indian Camp Road. An employee from Pizz-A-Boli's was making a delivery when he was surprised, surrounded and attacked by about eight males wearing hooded jackets, police said.

The robbers were described as juveniles in their mid- to late teens, wearing sweaters pulled over the lower halves of their faces, police said.

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